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Injury stuck Cahill doubt for Cork clash

first_imgIn better news for Tipp, the forward talisman from Drom Inch, Seamus Callanan has recovered from a broken thumb picked up against Wexford in the league semi final. He has come through the training programme well and, in what’s a big boost for Tipp, is fit for selection.While the Tipp management team had hoped the players would come through their club games unscathed, Speaking to Tipp FM sport John McGrath of Loughmore Castleiney says at the end of the day players want to get games under their belt. Established corner back Michael Cahill is a big doubt for Sunday’s senior hurling championship opener against Cork, as he picked up a hamstring injury at training.The Thurles Sarsfields player is the latest in a list of injury worries for Tipp.It’s a wait and see situation for half forward Patrick Bonner Maher who picked up a hamstring injury as well playing for Lorrha Dorrha in the North championship against Templederry 9 days ago. Burgess’ defender Donagh Maher is also an injury worry with an ongoing hamstring problem as is Nenagh’s Barry Heffernan with a shoulder injury.last_img read more

Google IBM Samsung and others are working with the Consumer Technology Associations

first_img How Disney Uses Spontaneity to Make Customers Feel Like… Sponsored Content ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 10.95%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenImproving artificial intelligence to help prevent heart attacks doesn’t just depend on innovation. It also hinges on creating standards, the wonky underpinnings of the technology agreed to by companies and government agencies.For example, the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas, recently created an A.I. working group made up of gadget makers and healthcare organizations. The goal is to establish best practices for how health-related devices collect, process, and exchange people’s personal data.It’s not sexy stuff. But standards are critical to making A.I. more useful in nearly every industry.General Motors, Ford, and Toyota, for instance, recently founded a group to establish standards related to self-driving cars. Meanwhile, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, representing industries like telecommunications and electrical engineering, recently formed an umbrella organization for groups working on A.I.-related issues like bias in algorithms, data collection, and autonomous robots.It’s all a product of A.I.’s relative youth. The technology has emerged so quickly that, in most cases, there is still no consensus within individual industries about how to gather or even interpret data.Consider fitness trackers that collects heart-rate data and then, potentially, alert doctors when a patient is about to go into cardiac arrest. A lack of agreement about how to precisely measure heart rates could keep the technology from living up to its promise.Michael Hodgkins, chief medical information officer the American Medical Association, a member of the Consumer Technology Association’s A.I. health group, points to the widespread problem of clunky software in medicine and how it contributes to the high rate of job burnout by healthcare professionals. It’s such a sore spot that The New Yorker recently wrote about the challenge.“We’ve seen too much technology becoming burdensome,” Hodgkins said recently at a press event.The Consumer Technology Association’s A.I. healthcare group is also partly intended to convince the federal government to limit regulation of A.I. The association’s CEO, Gary Shapiro, argues that too much regulation may slow innovation.Of course, getting everyone, including rivals, to cooperate on standards is easier said than done. The A.I. health group’s members include Google, IBM, Samsung, and Fitbit.Noticeably absent? Apple, which is making a big push in healthcare with its Apple Watch.Jonathan Vanian@JonathanVanianjonathan.vanian@fortune.comSign up for Eye on A.I.EYE ON A.I. NEWSYou could have fooled me. Google Duplex, the search giant’s restaurant-booking service that uses a computerized voice that sounds surprisingly human, actually relies on a lot of humans to make phone calls and book tables, according to The New York Times. It turns out that Google needs the human voice-data to further train and improve the A.I. system.Amazon’s face-scanning plans move forward. Amazon shareholders rejected proposals intended to stop the company’s cloud computing arm from selling facial-recognition technology to law enforcement, USA Today reported. The vote coincided with a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing about facial recognition technology’s impact on civil rights, in prelude to potential legislation about its use by law enforcement, tech news site VentureBeat reported.A.I. doesn’t come cheap. Asia-Pacific countries will spend $5.5 billion on A.I. technologies in 2019, an 80% increase from the previous year, according to research firm International Data Corporation. The report said “China will deliver nearly two thirds of the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) regional spending on AI systems in all forecast years.”If the Mona Lisa could talk. Tech publication Motherboard reported on research by Samsung’s Moscow A.I. center that showed how A.I. could create realistic videos based on a few photos, sometimes even just one. In one wild example, the researchers created a video showing the subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting talking like she’s giving an interview.TWO BRAINS ARE BETTER THAN ONEThe future of A.I. and healthcare could involve doctors working in tandem with A.I. systems, according to a report by Healthcare IT News. “What we found which consistently (in studies) was that when the doctors took the machines’ suggestions, they were better than either the doctor or machine alone,” said Dr. Ngiam Kee Yuan, the group chief technology officer of the National University Health System in Singapore. “I think that’s what we really want, that is, a combination of AI and a doctor is better than either of them.”EYE ON A.I. HIRESReal estate service Zillow Group hired Sing Bing Kang to be its distinguished scientist. Kang was previously a principal researcher at Microsoft’s research arm specializing in computer vision.WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, hired Don Kittle to be the company’s vice president of engineering. Kittle, previously a director at marketing firm Loyalty Platform, will help build a data science and engineering team for WW in Toronto.Pharmaceutical giant Roche picked Igor Korolev to be data scientist for its personalized healthcare analytics team. Korolev was previously the chief scientist of healthcare startup Brainformatika, where was also a co-founder.EYE ON A.I. RESEARCHFacebook’s robot projects. Facebook researchers published papers detailing the company’s A.I. work related to robots. The papers cover topics like teaching robots to roll balls or manipulate joysticks through tactile sensation. Check out Fortune’s photo essay that details some of Facebook’s robot studies, as well as other research initiatives from companies like Levi’s and Ford.FORTUNE ON A.I.Amazon Prime Boss Named CEO of Google-Backed Quantum Computing Startup – By Robert HackettOld Rivals Microsoft and Sony Team Up to Take on New Rivals – By Lisa Marie SegarraHow This NYU Grad Landed an Entry-Level Job at Google – By McKenna MooreBRAIN FOODA.I. Captain. Fortune’s Aaron Pressman reports on the experimental autonomous warship Sea Hunter created by defense contractor Leidos. The vessel recently completed a 10-day, 4,000-mile round-trip voyage from Pearl Harbor to San Diego, making it “the first autonomous ship to make an ocean crossing and, remarkably, the first Navy ship designed from scratch by Leidos.” The reports explains that self-navigating ships could help save the Navy money, with one DARPA study suggesting that “Sea Hunter can operate for $20,000 per day, compared with $700,000 to run a fully manned destroyer performing similar mission.”You May Like by Disney Institute HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4last_img read more

Researchers crack mystery of how embryos are physically constructed

first_img Source:http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/019167/careful-you-are-made-glass Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Sep 6 2018Ever wondered how groups of cells managed to build your tissues and organs while you were just an embryo?Using state-of-the-art techniques he developed, UC Santa Barbara researcher Otger Campàs and his group have cracked this longstanding mystery, revealing the astonishing innerworkings of how embryos are physically constructed. Not only does it bring a century-old hypothesis into the modern age, the study and its techniques provide the researchers a foundation to study other questions key to human health, such as how cancers form and spread or how to engineer organs.”In a nutshell, we discovered a fundamental physical mechanism that cells use to mold embryonic tissues into their functional 3D shapes,” said Campàs, a professor of mechanical engineering in UCSB’s College of Engineering who holds the Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Systems Biology. His group investigates how living systems self organize to build the remarkable structures and shapes found in nature.Cells coordinate by exchanging biochemical signals, but they also hold to and push on each other to build the body structures we need to live, such as the eyes, lungs and heart. And, as it turns out, sculpting the embryo is not far from glass molding or 3D printing. In their new work,”A fluid-to-solid jamming transition underlies vertebrate body axis elongation,” published in the journal Nature, Campàs and colleagues reveal that cell collectives switch from fluid to solid states in a controlled manner to build the vertebrate embryo, in a way similar to how we mold glass into vases or 3D print our favorite items. Or, if you like, we 3D print ourselves, from the inside.Most objects begin as fluids. From metallic structures to gelatin desserts, their shape is made by pouring the molten original materials into molds, then cooling them to get the solid objects we use. As in a Chihuly glass sculpture, made by carefully melting portions of glass to slowly reshape it into life, cells in certain regions of the embryo are more active and ‘melt’ the tissue into a fluid state that can be restructured. Once done, cells ‘cool down’ to settle the tissue shape, Campàs explained.”The transition from fluid to solid tissue states that we observed is known in physics as ‘jamming’,” Campàs said. “Jamming transitions are a very general phenomena that happens when particles in disordered systems, such as foams, emulsions or glasses, are forced together or cooled down.”This discovery was enabled by techniques previously developed by Campàs and his group to measure the forces between cells inside embryos, and also to exert miniscule forces on the cells as they build tissues and organs. Using zebrafish embryos, favored for their optical transparency but developing much like their human counterparts, the researchers placed tiny droplets of a specially engineered ferromagnetic fluid between the cells of the growing tissue. The spherical droplets deform as the cells around them push and pull, allowing researchers to see the forces that cells apply on each other. And, by making these droplets magnetic, they also could exert tiny stresses on surrounding cells to see how the tissue would respond.Related StoriesStudy: Megakaryocytes play an important role in cell migrationNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsNew study reveals ‘clutch’ proteins responsible for putting T cell activation ‘into gear'”We were able to measure physical quantities that couldn’t be measured before, due to the challenge of inserting miniaturized probes in tiny developing embryos,” said postdoctoral fellow Alessandro Mongera, who is the lead author of the paper.”Zebrafish, like other vertebrates, start off from a largely shapeless bunch of cells and need to transform the body into an elongated shape, with the head at one end and tail at the other,” Campàs said. The physical reorganization of the cells behind this process had always been something of a mystery. Surprisingly, researchers found that the cell collectives making the tissue were physically like a foam (yes, as in beer froth) that jammed during development to ‘freeze’ the tissue architecture and set its shape.These observations confirm a remarkable intuition made by Victorian-era Scottish mathematician D’Arcy Thompson 100 years ago in his seminal work “On Growth and Form.””He was convinced that some of the physical mechanisms that give shapes to inert materials were also at play to shape living organisms. Remarkably, he compared groups of cells to foams and even the shaping of cells and tissues to glassblowing,” Campàs said. A century ago, there were no instruments that could directly test the ideas Thompson proposed, Campàs added, though Thompson’s work continues to be cited to this day.The new Nature paper also provides a jumping-off point from which the Campàs Group researchers can begin to address other processes of embryonic development and related fields, such as how tumors physically invade surrounding tissues and how to engineer organs with specific 3D shapes.”One of the hallmarks of cancer is the transition between two different tissue architectures. This transition can in principle be explained as an anomalous switch from a solid-like to a fluid-like tissue state,” Mongera explained. “The present study can help elucidate the mechanisms underlying this switch and highlight some of the potential druggable targets to hinder it.”last_img read more