DarwinAI wants to help identify coronavirus in x-rays, but radiologists aren’t convinced

Canadian startup DarwinAI and researchers from the University of Waterloo are open-sourcing COVID-Net, a convolutional neural network made for detecting COVID-19 in x-ray imagery. Since coronavirus emerged as a threat to people around the world, a global community of healthcare and AI researchers have produced a number of AI systems for identifying COVID-19 in CT […]

EU wants Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others to crack down on coronavirus scams

European regulators are asking a wide range of digital platforms, social networks, search engines and online marketplaces to take tougher actions against scams related to the coronavirus. European Commissioner For Justice and Consumers Didier Reynders sent a letter to Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other digital platforms declaring that Europe’s consumer protection authorities are in a […]

Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants games to embrace diverse business models

When it comes to selling games, Microsoft is all-in on subscriptions. But it’s not emphasizing the Game Pass subscription service to the exclusion of other business models, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in an interview with Insomniac Games founder Ted Price for the Game Maker’s Notebook podcast. Instead, Spencer thinks the industry should explore every […]

Former Facebook exec wants to help tech workers challenge their bosses on climate change

(Reuters) — Facebook’s former sustainability chief has launched an organization to help employees at big companies press their bosses for more aggressive policies to fight climate change. Hundreds of companies have committed to reducing emissions in their own operations to be in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement, in which governments aim to limit global […]

WayForward Wants Vitamin Connection To Bring People Together

Vitamin Connection, developed by WayForward, was released for the Nintendo Switch on February 20th. It features dual protagonists, and has a control scheme that matches the movements of each one closely to a Joy Con controller. The player-controlled ship co-piloted by protagonists Vita-Boy & Mina-Girl is even designed to resemble two Joy Cons mashed together. In an interview with Siliconera, […]