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MIT AI Expert Using AI to Save Lives

  MIT's New AI System Mirai Transforming Mammograms             Source: Stock AI, Mammograms & MIT's Regina Barzilay From a Cancer Diagnosis to a Potentially Breakthrough, New AI  This is the story of an MIT artificial intelligence expert who turned her personal challenge with breast cancer into a new AI system that can predict the dreaded disease up to 5 years before it occurs.  Forecasting the disease so far in advance enables possible early intervention, treatment and prevention.  The new AI could benefit millions of people.  About 8 years ago, MIT's Regina Barzilay endured the brutal side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and 2 lumpectomies to overcome her cancer. When she returned to work at MIT, she decided to use her AI expertise to battle breast cancer and save lives. Brand New AI System Barzilay has designed and developed an AI system called Mirai that predicts breast cancer up to five years before there is any sign of it.  Using hundreds of thousands of mammo

MIT's Robot With Blind Ambition

Cheetah 3 at MIT It's called Cheetah 3 and it's a standout robot developed by researchers at MIT.  Three key differentiators:  it's blind, fast and extremely dexterous.  It can climb stairs, jump on to a desk, move around 360 and shove.  All thanks to new algorithms the MIT team developed. Taking Over for Humans It's designed to do many things humans can't in a challenging environment. There's a key reason for the robot's "blindness".  Researchers want the robot to rely more on tactile information.  That way it can handle unexpected obstacles while moving fast.  Researchers say if the robot relies mostly on vision to make decisions, its speed slows down.  It's a robotic cheetah designed to move with great speed and agility. Like a Real Cheetah Cheetah 3's physical agility is amazing robotics.  MIT videos show it quickly climbing up stairs, shoving objects, slow trotting and jumping up on a desk.  It has all the moves of a real che