first_imgLast year I had the opportunity to speak at a large healthcare technology conference. The audience was primarily comprised of healthcare professors, clinical researchers, and medical students. One of the biggest challenges for these healthcare professionals and those in healthcare research is understanding the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) will have in their day to day activities. Clearly AI is booming in every industry, transforming Enterprise IT, and healthcare is no different — whether it’s a medical research lab searching for faster insights or a hospital embracing AI and DL to augment practices and resources.Healthcare offers some of the biggest opportunities for AI and DL to make positive impacts in human lives. Whether the impacts come from aiding in quicker diagnosis or assisting in high risk surgical procedures, future healthcare professionals will rely progressively more on these burgeoning technologies for positive patient outcomes.Why Deep Learning for Healthcare?Deep Learning is a sub branch of Machine Learning where neural networks are used to build models from large data sets. Hospitals are extremely data rich environments and DL loves to process large amounts of data. In previous decades, processing such large amounts of data using DL would have taken months or years and consumed multiple years of IT budgets. Now with the help of accelerated compute and dense storage platforms, those same processes can be done in weeks, days, or even hours for a fraction of the cost. So many more organizations can now take advantage of the advances in IT technology to deploy DL algorithms and neural networks. Let’s take a quick look at different types of neural networks and where they apply to the healthcare industry.Neural Networks Impacting HealthcareThe first type of neural network impacting the healthcare industry is a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). In the world of neural networks, CNNs are widely used for image classification. Recently the FDA approved AI for use in chest x-ray detection for Pneumothorax, a condition that occurs when gas accumulates in the space between the chest walls and lungs. If undetected, it can lead to lung collapse or become fatal. Pneumothorax can be often overlooked, as it is hard to detect at first glance. Now, with the use of AI, the image can be flagged for a deeper look by doctors, which leads to easier detection and better outcomes for the patients. Notice here that the image is simply flagged and then still must be reviewed by medical staff. This is an AI augmentation use case and not a replacement for hands-on medical care.Another workload seeing the benefits of AI on image analysis is Digital Pathology. This practice allows pathologists to digitize whole slide images allowing for AI algorithms to be run against these images. This can accelerate time to diagnosis leading to better and faster patient care. The second type of neural network is a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) where the sequence of the data matters, such as in verbal communication. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a common technique used in RNNs to build voice recognizing applications. If you’ve ever talked into a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa, you have used an RNN. The Healthcare industry is being completely transformed using NLP and voice recognition applications.For instance, a couple weeks ago I was in the doctor’s office and he was using a voice recorder to record our session for his notes. He explained that he tried using tablets to jot down consultation notes, but found himself staring at the tablet instead of patients. In the end it was easier to record the meetings then have the notes transcribed.  Short-term automation through AI will help with dictation and transcription via the use of virtual assistants. Doctor’s notes will be captured and transcribed in near real-time. The impact will be better care and more face time for doctors to be in front of their patients instead of behind a keyboard or desk.The last neural network being implemented in the healthcare industry is the Generative Neural Network (GAN). A GAN is actually two neural networks: one is a generator that creates fake data and the second is a discriminator which attempts to tell if the data is real or fake. The process pitting the generator and discriminator against each other help build better outcomes for the models. Deep fakes are a common example of GANs. While deep fakes may pose threats, there are some good use cases for GANs in Healthcare.Drug discovery in healthcare is a long and costly process. Most drugs never make it out of the research phase let alone get FDA approval. GANs are being used now to speed along the discovery phase of approval process. Researchers can generate a list of known elements for use in a GAN to build out millions of different possibilities for element combination that will be the next to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, or other diseases. The use of GANs in drug discovery offers a ton of upside and is something that the Dell Technologies Healthcare IT teams will monitor closely. These three neural networks showcase the immense potential of AI and Deep Learning in Healthcare; and this is just the beginning.Start Your AI Healthcare Journey The science behind these Healthcare advances can be difficult to understand however architecting the right IT Infrastructure for your AI initiatives doesn’t need to be as challenging. At Dell Technologies we have been helping customers to unlock the value in their data capital with the right technology to suit their needs and use cases. To learn more about how we can assist on your AI Journey in Healthcare, Life Sciences or any other enterprise click the link below:Dell Technologies AI Solutionslast_img read more

first_imgOneNewsNow 3 September 2015A new survey reveals children are missing out on vital vocabularly exposure as only six per cent of Kiwi dads are regularly reading to their children.Massey University researcher Tom Nicholson says this statistic needs to improve as dads story-tell differently to mums, which equips children with a wider vocabularly for school.“Dads actually use a more complex vocabulary than mums. They’re more directive and more informative than mums.”They have different experiences and talk in a different way so it’s important they read to kids, he says.Mr Nicholson told TV ONE’s Breakfast that research shows this helps kids to get ahead at school.The survey, which was conducted by Paper Plus, shows less than half of dads read to their children at all, and if they do it is only once a week.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dads-skipping-story-time-in-new-zealand-households-q08816Why Kiwi boys need their dads to read to themNZ Herald 5 September 2015Most Kiwi dads read to their children but mums read to them more, a survey has found.The online survey of 9182 parents of children aged up to 8 by bookshop chain Paper Plus found that 94 per cent of dads, and 95 per cent of mums, read to their kids at least once a week.But when asked who spent more time reading to the children, 62 per cent of mothers and 55 per cent of fathers agreed it was mum.Only 6 per cent of fathers and 5 per cent of mothers said it was dad, and the others said both parents gave their children about the same amount of reading time.Massey University literacy expert Professor Tom Nicholson said having dads as reading role models was hugely important.“Boys tend to dislike reading much more than girls and they over-represent in remedial reading classes.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11508249last_img read more

first_imgBricen James became the first Oregon driver to earn a regional crown in any division in 2019, topping point standings for the Shaw Race Cars Western Region. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) A long-time go-kart competitor, James raced for Jerry Schram and celebrated his 21st birthday late this season, just his third full year in a Modified. HIS SPONSORS: Schram Excavating of Vancouver, Wash; James Gang Pizza and Crockers Cars, both of Lebanon; AM-1 Roofing of Redmond; JK Pickle Trucking of Sisters; and Go Plumbing and Heating of Stayton. HIS CREW: Father Charlie, Todd Miller and Patrick Held. He’d qualified for three of the first five Arizona Modified Tour shows in February before wrecking his 2017 Rage Chassis in the Feb. 15 event at USA Raceway. He totaled a dozen feature wins, repeating as the state champion while earning his career first track title at Willamette Speedway. The 1/3-mile clay oval at Lebanon is James’ home track, located a convenient five minutes from home and just 10 minutes from his workplace. Starts 41            Wins 12         Additional Top Five’s 18 James had three top five finishes during the Shootout, then promptly won nine of his next 12 starts. “The competition in Arizona made us realize we had to get better,” James said. “We got a new car (a 2019 Rage) and it took us a little while to get used to it, but we learned from the guys who came to town for Speed Week (the Wild West Shootout) and things took off.” James finished the season with eight wins at that venue and another four at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he was fourth in the points race. “We didn’t know if it was possible with the number of races we have in Oregon,” said James, who made 35 of his 41 starts this season in his home state. “We looked back at last year when we won the E3 Spark Plugs State championship and finished 10th nationally. We told ourselves we could do this and raced as much as we could.” From Albany, James became the first Oregon driver to win an IMCA regional championship, pacing Shaw Race Cars Western point standings. ALBANY, Ore. – Top-flight competition early in the season in sunny Arizona showed Bricen James how much he needed to step up his IMCA Modified game. His $2,600 checkers at Cottage Grove Speedway’s Aug. 24 Mark Howard Memorial made for a career best payday and put James on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “We had a blast after Speed Week. We were so consistent. Everything went so well and we had a lot of fun,” he said. The same caliber of competition closer to home in June helped him with the fine tuning that led to a history-making season.last_img read more

first_imgThe Lakers wanted to see him on the court again, too, albeit with his minutes restricted.Asked where he could help, Walton said “everywhere” without hesitation.The Lakers were eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the week, but they haven’t gone into tank mode. Walton said he would like to see improved defense and offense from them as they count down to their regular-season finale April 11 against the Clippers.Naturally, Ingram is a central figure in Walton’s plans for the stretch run.“He helps us in every aspect of the game,” said Walton, who turned 38 on Wednesday.In fact, the Lakers were 5-7 with Ingram sidelined, after he was injured during a collision during their victory March 1 at Miami. Overall, they are 33-41 record, the most victories they have had in a season since winning 45 in 2012-13, the last time they made the playoffs.Ingram is averaging 16.2 points, tied with Randle for the team lead.“I got a little rust off tonight,” Ingram said at game’s end. “I was just trying to be aggressive. I’ve got to slow down a little bit. I was anxious to get out there. I was anxious to play with the guys. I feel good physically. I was throwing temper tantrums every time I came out of the game.”Ingram and the Lakers had their moments against the Mavericks.“He looked good,” Walton said. “He really did. It was nice having him out there. I thought his timing was a little off in the first half, but by the second half he was good. He was still good in the first half, but fumbled a couple of balls and missed a couple of rotations.“That will come back the more he plays, but it was nice to have him back on the court.”The Lakers trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, but rallied without the injured Ball for an 82-81 lead going into the fourth. Walton played his starters during crunch time, but Dallas coach Rick Carlisle went with his second unit as the Lakers’ lead grew to as many as 10 points.Brook Lopez scored 22 points for the Lakers, Randle added 20 and Kyle Kuzma had 18.Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 17, Dennis Smith Jr. added 14 and Dirk Nowitzki scored 13. None of the Dallas starters played in the fourth quarter, when the Lakers outscored the Mavericks 21-12 and limited them to only 22.2 percent shooting (4 for 18).“Obviously, it was nice that Brandon was back today because we played him at the point down the stretch, which he’s done for us through this year whenever ‘Zo’ has been hurt,” Walton said, referring to Ball, who sat out 16 games earlier this season with a sprained left knee. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) heads for the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) shoots past Dallas Mavericks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell (11) attempts a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Brandon Ingram (14) dunks in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) shoots as Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers guard Brandon Ingram (14) fouls Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) fouls Dallas Mavericks guard Kyle Collinsworth (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, is fouled by Dallas Mavericks guard Aaron Harrison (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram drives around a pick from teammate Ivica Zubac on his way to the basket during the first half of Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) drives past Dallas Mavericks’ Nerlens Noel (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle shouts during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Lakers in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton discusses a foul called against guard Brandon Ingram (14) with referee Jason Phillips during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) heads for the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) shoots past Dallas Mavericks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)NextShow Caption1 of 13Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) shoots past Dallas Mavericks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Lakers won 103-93. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Brandon Ingram cut toward the basket a little less than a minute into his first game in nearly a month on Wednesday at Staples Center. He accepted a pass from Lakers teammate Julius Randle from the right wing, rose above the rim and dunked.If it could have been that effortless for Ingram and the Lakers from start to finish of their 2017-18 season, then maybe they would be jockeying for playoff position in the regular season’s final games instead of preparing for a month-long vacation starting April 12.Ingram returned to the Lakers’ starting lineup after a 12-game absence because of a groin injury and scored 13 points on 4-for-10 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes in a 103-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.The Lakers finished the game without Lonzo Ball, who suffered a bruise to the back of his left knee during a third-quarter collision. It wasn’t immediately certain whether the rookie guard would be available to play in Friday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersCoach Luke Walton said an MRI exam was scheduled for Thursday “just to be safe.”“I just got kneed in the back (of the leg) on a backscreen (by a Dallas player) and, unfortunately, couldn’t finish the game,” Ball said when asked to describe what happened when he was hurt. “I think it’s just a bruise to the back of my leg. It should be OK. It’s like a dead leg.”Walton said before the game he was happy to have Ingram sound again and available to play because then he wouldn’t have to play Ball “45 minutes a game,” a significant exaggeration. Ball averaged 34.4 minutes going into Wednesday.In fact, the easy play would have been to hold out Ingram until the season ended, allowing him a chance to rest, recover and regroup for next season. He joked before making his return that he was “mentally 100 percent,” but wouldn’t give a percentage for his physical well being.Ingram just wanted to play again, even it was for nine meaningless games to end the season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgNEWCASTLE’S Papiss Cisse will be banned for three matches after he accepted a charge of violent conduct from the English Football Association.Cisse elbowed Everton defender Seamus Coleman during Newcastle United’s 3-2 victory on Sunday.Match referee Craig Pawson missed the assault on the Killybegs man. The 29-year-old’s suspension begins with immediate effect.Cisse is banned for Newcastle’s Barclays Premier League home match against Burnley on New Year’s Day, Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Leicester and a trip to Chelsea on 10 January.The Senegalese striker had been expected to miss the games against Leicester and Chelsea anyway as he departs to play at the Africa Cup of Nations.Cisse has scored nine league goals already this season and five in his last six matches.  CISSE GETS THREE MATCH BAN AFTER ADMITTING ELBOW ATTACK ON COLEMAN was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackbancisseCOLEMANelbowFAlast_img read more