Artificial intelligence learned how to define depression, recognize top movies, and get dressed on its own. Discover about these and other news in our weekly digest.

Artificial intelligence can determine depression

MIT’s researchers have developed AI able to recognize signs of major depressive disorder based on the human talk. The system is designed to help doctors in defining correct diagnosis.

Developers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory used text and voice data from 142 interviews with patients, 30 of which were preliminary diagnosed with depression. Pursuing these data, artificial intelligence learned how to find out depression signs in human speech.

The neural network considers patient’s voice tone and certain words that can indicate problems. Following the results of research, AI correctly defined depression in 77% of cases.

Nevertheless, scientists claim that this system won’t replace doctors but will become an additional tool in their work.

AI to assess health condition of citizens in one of Russian cities

Artificial intelligence is being integrated into a single medical system of the Kirov Region.

“Russia has not had similar solutions previously. New technology will help patients to get information on their health condition, obtain required advice at the early stage of disease, and assume the measures allowing to save their life,” says Dmitry Kurdyumov, a Deputy Chairman of the Kirov Government.

Utilizing databases of registered patients’ health, the neural network will determine risks of getting various diseases. If AI finds out during analysis that the human condition is abnormal, a doctor will receive a notification of inviting the person to a reception.

The integration of AI has become a continuation of digitalization of the Kirov Region’s healthcare information system.

Chinese AI recognizes people by their walk

The Chinese authorities will integrate a new surveillance system in order to track citizens’ movements. Developers have designed AI that identifies people by their silhouette and walk.

Artificial intelligence is able to read out information at a distance of 50 meters, even if persons stand their back to the camera. Identification of onepasserby will take about ten minutes.

“Gait analysis can’t be fooled by simply limping, walking with splayed feet or hunching over, because we’re analyzing all the features of an entire body,” Huang Yongzhen, the CEO of project, commented.

Researchers assert that they have managed to reach 94% accuracy of recognition.

AI learns to get dressed on its own

Scientists from Georgia Institute of Technology have tried to teach animated AI characters to dress themselves over three years. And, finally, they succeeded.

At first glance, the ability to get dressed does not seem a complicated process, but not for the neural network. To put a T-shirt on, AI should have patience, dexterity, body awareness, and knowledge of what body parts have to be inside clothing. To cope with this task, scientists led by Alexander W. Clegg, applied the child training method.

This solution is expected to be a framework for robotic assistants that will help disabled people to dress.

Artificial intelligence to help film studios to predict movie audience

20th Century Fox, together with Google, has developed a movie audience definition system. The project’s code name is Merlin.

This program is based on artificial intelligence. According to the film studio, the system analyzes shots, compares them with other movies, and predicts the target audience.

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