Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The value of technology when working for humankind

Sharing two interesting articles about the value of technology for humankind:

Algorithm detects depression in speech

 USC researchers are using machine learning to diagnose depression, based on speech patterns. The depression-associated speech variations have been documented in sveral studies; depressed patient speech can be flat, with reduced variability, and monotonicity. Reduced speech, reduced articulation rate, increased pause duration, and varied switching pause duration were also observed.

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Robot helps nurses schedule tasks on labor floor
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CSAIL ( Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), the largest research laboratory at MIT and one of the world’s most important centers of information technology research, a new system is able to anticipate room assignments and suggest which nurses to assign to patients for C-sections and other procedures provided satisfactory recommendations to nurses 90 percent of the time.

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