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Story of the Week

Online Coronavirus Scan Tool in Tunisia Saves Time and Lives

Mustapha Hamdi is leading a team of Tunisian university professors and engineering students to develope a tool to scan lung x-rays and evaluate whether patients are likely to be suffering from COVID-19

“Artificial intelligence can analyze data and many X-rays in a very short period of time. The result is instant. The cost is very cheap and the platform is not centralized, i.e. it can be used anywhere in inner regions in the country. We just need X-ray machines.”

Latest News

History Made in Africa Today
Today, the historic event of a major AI conference happening in Africa kicked off, even though it is virtual due to the current pandemic. For the first time, multitudes of African researchers are getting the stage to speak about their groundbreaking work. The future is bright. Search twitter for stories, and here for schedule #ICLR

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African Workers in the AI Value Chain Today
Autonomous vehicles, next-generation search engines, cutting-edge AI—how many of these technologies are ‘made in Africa’? The answer, actually, is ‘all of them’.
Read to see a snapshot of the key ways African digital labor has been integrated into the production networks of digital products and services being deployed around the world

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Technical Articles

COVID-19 Accelerating Adoption of AI for Solving Problems
When we came out of the financial crisis of 2008, cloud computing kicked into high gear and started to become a pervasive, transformational technology. The current COVID-19 crisis could provide a similar inflection point for AI applications.

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What Exactly is Differential Programming
Excited to learn the latest term in the AI evolution? According to Yann LeCun, the important point is that people are now building a new kind of software by assembling networks of parameterized functional blocks and by training them from examples using some form of gradient-based optimization.

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Free Data Lake for Researchers to Analyze COVID-19
With the AWS COVID-19 data lake, anyone can experiment with and analyze curated data related to the disease, as well as share their own data and results. We believe that through an open and collaborative effort that combines data, technology, and science, we can inspire insights and foster breakthroughs necessary to contain, curtail, and ultimately cure COVID-19.

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AI to Convert your Photo to 3D
To convert a single RGB-D input image into a 3D photo, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Facebook developed a deep learning-based image inpainting model that can synthesize color and depth structures in regions occluded in the original view.

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