Artificial Intelligence Model ‘Learns’ From Patient Data to Make Cancer Treatment Less Toxic

MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor that appears in the brain or spinal cord, and prognosis for adults is no more than five years. Patients must endure a combination of …

Common WiFi Can Detect Weapons, Bombs and Chemicals in Bags

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led study. The researchers’ suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces security screening costs and avoids invading privacy such as when screeners open and inspect bags, backpacks and luggage. Traditional …

IBM Has a Watson Dilemma: The Wall Street Journal

IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) system is falling short of some expectations for its outcomes in the fight against cancer, with many users citing inaccuracy, the AI’s susceptibility to error due to a lack of data, and the evolution of cancer therapies outpacing the ability of human trainers to upgrade Watson. IBM says Watson offers valuable cancer-care benefits, such as …