Erik Driscoll

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AI-Powered Drug Developer Hits $2 Billion Valuation, Plans Hires

Benevolent AI, a London-based startup that’s using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs, has received $115 million in additional funding to …

Study Confirms Link Between TBI and Dementia

A new, large scale study reveals people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury have a significantly increased risk of developing dementia than …

The Brain

Spoken Language Reveals How People Develop and Mature

A new study explores how personality development and ego may be reflected in our everyday language. Researchers hope their findings will shed light …

Neuroscience

Optimized Perception in the Twilight Zone

A new study reveals our brains process weak visual stimuli better in the evenings and mornings than during daylight hours. Researchers say the …

Neuroscience

Study Confirms Inflammation During Pregnancy is Linked to Baby’s Brain Development

A new study confirms previous findings that link inflammation during pregnancy to altered brain development in children. Researchers have created a …

Neuroscience

China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Here’s what’s next.<p>The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for <i>incremental</i> advances. …

Mathematics

Learning to write programs that generate images

<b>Through a human’s eyes, the world is much more than just the images reflected in our corneas. For example, when we look at a building and admire the</b> …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Vagus Nerve Stimulation Boosts Post-Stroke Motor Skill Recovery, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Vagus nerve stimulation coupled with physical therapy following a stroke can significantly help to boost motor skill recovery, researchers …

Neuroscience

AI gets naughty by generating surreal nude portraits

Who knew neural networks could envision naked ladies like a surrealist artist? A researcher talks about how he created an AI artist with a talent for making racy art.<p>Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when the eye belongs to artificial intelligence, beauty could be translated as anything.<p>AI …

Art

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Honeybees May Unlock Secrets of How the Human Brain Works, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study suggests honeybees adhere to the same laws as the human brain when embarking on collective decisions.Source: University of …

Neuroscience

Roboticist Gil Weinberg talks about our weird android future

Georgia Tech’s Gil Weinberg has a thing or two to say about interacting with robots. A musician and roboticist, Weinberg has created some of the coolest robots I’ve seen including Shimon, a robot that can play the marimba alongside human musicians. Weinberg learned early on that musicians need …

Robot posture and movement style affects how humans interact with them

It seems obvious that the way a robot moves would affect how people interact with it, and whether they consider it easy or safe to be near. But what poses and movement types specifically are reassuring or alarming? Disney Research looked into a few of the possibilities of how a robot might approach …

Udacity announces School of AI with 4 new nanodegrees and 3D simulator

Online learning platform Udacity today announced plans to launch Universe, a 3D simulator for the makers of autonomous vehicles, as well as the opening of its first-ever School of AI to supply educational courses necessary for people to find jobs that require artificial intelligence knowledge. For …

Artificial Intelligence

The Risk of Machine-Learning Bias (and How to Prevent It)

As promising as machine-learning technology is, it can also be susceptible to unintended biases that require careful planning to avoid.<p>This article …

Music Lessons Improve Children’s Cognitive Skills and Academic Performance

According to a new Frontiers in Neuroscience study, children who participate in structured music lessons showed enhancements in cognitive abilities …

Neuroscience

Nicotinic Receptor and Long-Term Memory Study Paves Way for Targeted Dementia Therapy

Researchers report alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors enhance communication between the hippocampus and frontal cortex, where as a4b7 …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Strategic Expression: Facial Expressions as Tools for Social Influence, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study debunks the assumption that facial expressions simply reveal human emotion. Researchers report our facial expressions stem …

Papua New Guinea

Chemotherapy-free ‘cancer vaccine’ moves from mice to human trials at Stanford

A recent Stanford cancer study that cured 97 percent of mice from tumors has now moved on to soliciting human volunteers for a new cutting-edge medical trial.<p>The trial is part of a gathering wave of research into immunotherapy, a type of treatment that fights cancer by using the body's immune …

What Does It Mean When We Call Addiction a Brain Disorder?

As a young scientist in the 1980s, I used then-new imaging technologies to look at the brains of people with drug addictions and, for comparison, …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Captured on Film For the First Time: Microglia Nibbling on Synapses, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new electronic microscopy study has captured microglia performing their role in synaptic pruning.Source: EMBL.For the first time, EMBL …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Ultra-Thin Endoscope Captures Neurons Firing Deep in the Brain, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have developed a new endoscope capable of capturing images of neurons firing in the brains of living mice.Source: The Optical …

Neuroscience

Construction companies are welcoming their new robot workers

Automation is changing the face of nearly every industry in the world, but the construction industry may lead the way for robots.<p>The Associated Press …

Rechargeable Robot Mows Lawns

Perhaps one day our robot overlords will look back on all of the trivial things that humans made them do and take retribution on us. Until then, …

Rechargeable Batteries

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Bugs and Allergies in Pregnancy Linked to Child Developmental Disorders, Including ADHD and Autism, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers investigate the effects of maternal immune activation on the developing brain.Source: The Conversation.A new study suggests …

Neuroscience

AI in Action: AI's early proving ground: the hunt for new particles

High-energy physicists use machine learning to sift through the debris of particle collisions<p>Particle physicists began fiddling with artificial …

First Steps into Artificial Intelligence

Community menu<p>Hi, how can I assist you today?<p>Not a Member?<p>Close<p><b>Don't miss out!</b> Points, badges and certificates are added to your profile as you …

Using Brain Scans to Diagnose Mental Disorders

Unfortunately, the science isn't there.<p>It's widely recognized that psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety disorders are based in the …

Which Leading Artificial Intelligence Course Should You Take and What Should You Do After?

I graduated from Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree (DLND) late last year and Andrew Ng’s deeplearning.ai specialization wrapped up for me in …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How Do We Lose Memory? A STEP at a Time, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reports increased levels of STEP in the hippocampus is linked to mild cognitive impairment.Source: Yale.In mice, rats, monkeys, …

Neuroscience