The supporting community of Otoscan® expands its global influence

Another key partner joins the Otocloud community, expanding the reach even further. ReSound is officially accepting Otoscan files! PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:NTUS) (the “Company” or “Natus”), a leading provider of medical device solutions focused on the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous and sensory system disorders for patients of all ages, is pleased to announce a collaboration with ReSound, the global leader in sm

AI Deception: When Your Artificial Intelligence Learns to Lie

This piece was written as part of the Artificial Intelligence and International Stability Project at the Center for a New American Security, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the project promotes thinking and analysis on AI and international stability. Given the likely importance that advances in artificial intelligence could play in shaping our future, it is critical to begin a discussion about ways to take advantage of the benefits of AI and autonomous systems, while mitigating the risks. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.

In artificial intelligence circles, we hear a lot about adversarial attacks, especially ones that attempt to “deceive” an AI into believing, or to be more accurate, classifying, something incorrectly. Self-driving cars being fooled into “thinking” stop signs are speed limit signs, pandas being identified as gibbons, or even having your favorite voice assistant be fooled by inaudible acoustic commands—these are examples that populate the narrative around AI deception. One can also point to using AI to manipulate the perceptions and beliefs of a person through “deepfakes” in video, audio, and images. Major AI conferences are more frequently addressing the subject of AI deception too. And yet, much of the literature and work around this topic is about how to fool AI and how we can defend against it through detection mechanisms.

I’d like to draw our attention to a different and more unique problem: Understanding the breadth of what “AI deception” looks like, and what happens when it is not a human’s intent behind a deceptive AI, but instead the AI agent’s own learned behavior. These may seem somewhat far-off concerns, as AI is still relatively narrow in scope and can be rather stupid in some ways. To have some analogue of an “intent” to deceive would be a large step for today’s systems. However, if we are to get ahead of the curve regarding AI deception, we need to have a robust understanding of all the ways AI could deceive. We require some conceptual framework or spectrum of the kinds of deception an AI agent may learn on its own before we can start proposing technological defenses.

Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun

Researchers have created a 3D imaging system that uses light’s quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologies, paving the way for never-before seen LIDAR sensing and detection in self-driving cars, satellite mapping systems, deep-space communications and medical imaging of the human retina.

Olympus and Amplifire Jointly Develop Digital Learning Platform Aimed at Improving Patient Safety

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. , and BOULDER, Colo. , Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Olympus Corporation of the Americas and Amplifire today announced a partnership to improve patient safety with a new digital learning platform designed to improve duodenoscope reprocessing by technicians. The new digital learning platform will be specifically designed for reprocessing the Olympus TJF-Q180

Bioventus Recognizes 25 Years of Proven Bone Healing from EXOGEN

Feb. 24, 2020 15:00 UTC DURHAM, N.C.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Bioventus , a global leader in orthobiologic solutions, is recognizing 25 years of proven bone healing with its EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System . EXOGEN uses low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to help stimulate the body’s natural bone healing process and promote fracture healing. It has an 86% heal rate for fractures not healing on their own 1 and provides 38% faster healing of indicated fresh fractures. 2,