ICYMI, September 2022: AI saves lives and gaming Metaverse

As we look back at news and developments seen in artificial intelligence this year, here are some of AI Magazine’s most popular articles from September 202

AI and AR make mobile phones a lifesaver for new mothers

Doctors and researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda have developed a mobile health platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR)  and real-time computer vision to predict infection in Caesarean section wounds. Known as mHealth and pairing simple mobile phones with AI-powered algorithms and technologies, the platform promises accuracy levels of around 90%.

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How Explainable AI can propel the growth of Industry 4.0

With the advent of industry 4.0, advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have become vital to helping with industry efficiency and performance. Explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) is helping companies and developers analyse algorithms transparently, assessing exactly how they work out solutions and improve them. 

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Top 10 artificial intelligence companies in 2022

Forecast to reach a value of US$62.5bn this year, the AI services market continues to expand. We look at 10 of the top companies making use of AI.

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New machine learning models make AI artists even better

Video game designer Jason Allen made headlines this year with Théâtre D’opéra Spatial, his submission to the Colorado State Fair’s digital arts competition. Judges awarded him first place and $300 prize, but the artwork also received a sudden flurry of global attention when it was discovered Allen had used AI-powered image generator Midjourney to create the work of art. Midjourney, DALL-E and DALL-E 2 have brought a wealth of weird and wonderful images to the world as users type in natural language descriptions and share the dream-like results.

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Gaming industry bets on a move to the metaverse

Real-world casinos could find billions of dollars – and customers – in the metaverse. And even those consumers who do not want to gamble in a virtual world could benefit from developments, with user experience improvements and new payment workflows expected to emerge from the work. In August this year, trademark lawyer Josh Gerben noticed big-name casino brands MGM, Mandalay Bay and Bellagio have filed for metaverse-related trade names. The trademark filings could indicate big-name players are ready to offer virtual casinos and even launch a virtual currency related to casino activities, said Benzinga Crypto. 

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