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Microsoft DeepCoder AI Produces Its Own Code By Ripping Off Existing Software

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Microsoft DeepCoder AI Produces Its Own Code By Ripping Off Existing Software

The execution works because through deep-learning, and smart AI to make sense of it, pieces of code are taken from existing software, letting the …

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Students show passion for neuroscience at Brain Bee

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Students show passion for neuroscience at Brain Bee

A three-pound human super computer was the focus of the Vermont Brain Bee, held Feb. [Link to Full Article]

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Should Gene Editing Be a Human Right?

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Genetic Editing for All

We are all subject to the genetic lottery. That’s how it’s always been, and for a while, we thought that was how it would always be.

Then, in 2014, a gene-editing technology called CRISPR was introduced. With CRISPR, geneticists could edit sections of the genome to alter, add, or remove parts of the DNA sequence. To date, it is by far the easiest way we’ve found to manipulate the genetic code, and it is already paving the way for more efficient and effective treatments of conditions with a genetic component. However, the technology brings with it the potential to manipulate and remove simply “unwanted” genes.

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While most of the proposed CRISPR applications are focused on editing somatic (non-reproductive) cells, altering germline (reproductive) cells is also a very real possibility. This prospect of editing germline cells and making changes that would be passed on from generation to generation has sparked a heated ethical debate.

The potential to change someone’s DNA even before they are born has led to claims that CRISPR will be used to create “designer babies.” Detractors were appalled at the hubris of science being used to engineer the human race. Supporters, on the other hand, are saying this ability should be a human right.

Rigging the Game

To be fair, most advocates of genetic editing aren’t rallying for support so CRISPR can be used to create a superior human race. Rather, they believe people should have free access to technology that is capable of curing diseases. It’s not about rigging the genetic game — it’s about putting the technique to good use while following a set of ethical recommendations.

To that end, a panel made up of experts chosen by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine released a series of guidelines that essentially gives gene editing a “yellow light.” These guidelines supports gene editing on the premise that it follows a set of stringent rules and is conducted with proper oversight and precaution.

Obviously, genetic enhancement would not be supported under these guidelines, which leaves some proponents miffed. Josiah Zaynor, whose online company The ODIN sells kits allowing people to conduct simple genetic engineering experiments at home, is among those who are adamant that gene editing should be a human right. He expressed his views on the subject in an interview with The Outline:

We are at the first time in the history of humanity where we can no longer be stuck with the genes we are dealt. As a society we have begun to see how choice is a right, but for some reason when it comes to genetics, some people think we shouldn’t have a choice. I can be smart and attractive, but everyone else should be ugly, fat, and short because those are the genes they were dealt and they should just deal with it.

However, scientific institutions continue to caution against such lax views of genetic editing’s implications. Apart from the ethical questions it raises, CRISPR also faces opposition from various religious sects and legal concerns regarding the technology. Governments seem divided on the issue, with nations like China advancing research, while countries like the U.K., Germany, and the U.S. seem more concerned about regulating it.

The immense potential of gene editing to change humanity means the technology will continue to be plagued by ethical and philosophical concerns. Given the pace of advancement, however, it’s good that we’re having this debate on what and who it should be used for right now.

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Best IDE for python for Data Science?

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Best IDE for python for Data Science?

I am new to data science and been practising it along with my MBA in R from last 2 months. I have worked on python during my engineering. [Link to Full Article]

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Deep Learning Computational Graph Engineer_Intern

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Deep Learning Computational Graph Engineer_Intern

Intel has a great career opportunity for a Deep Learning Computational Graph Engineer_Intern in From REQ JR0002722. [Link to Full Article]

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In This Age of HR Data Science, Do You Need a Data SCIENTIST?

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In This Age of HR Data Science, Do You Need a Data SCIENTIST?

With more and more data scientists popping up in HR departments across every vertical, we’re seeing a massive, industry-wide ripple effect. [Link to Full Article]

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Google pledges $11.5 million to support racial justice efforts using data science

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Google pledges $11.5 million to support racial justice efforts using data science

David Drummond (left), senior vice president of corporate development at Google, and Justin Steele, principal at Google. [Link to Full Article]

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Google's latest machine learning project will moderate comments and help keep the nasty stuff at bay

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Google's latest machine learning project will moderate comments and help keep the nasty stuff at bay

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence can address some of the most burning issues out there. [Link to Full Article]

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Jigsaw and Google using machine learning to identify toxic online comments

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Jigsaw and Google using machine learning to identify toxic online comments

Formerly Google Ideas, Jigsaw is an Alphabet company aimed at using technology to “make people in the world safer. [Link to Full Article]

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Machine Learning-driven Firewall

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Machine Learning-driven Firewall

Cyber Security is always a hot topic in IT industry and machine learning is making security systems more stronger. [Link to Full Article]

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Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise for Seismic and Drilling Data

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Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise for Seismic and Drilling Data

In recent years, various industries have built on the algorithms designed for machine learning to develop a subset of deep learning techniques that …

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