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When AI intervenes in the treatment of genetic diseases and cancer



With artificial intelligence, it is now possible to identify cellular malformations. Researchers have found a way to use machine learning to solve these kinds of genetic problems in order to prevent diseases. These scientists are from Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Cancer Research Center. According to them, it will now be possible to design new cancer treatments.

Scientists in a lab

The machine learning method used by the researchers allows a detailed and accurate cell analysis. These studies allowed them to understand how cancers attack cells and how cells react. Thus, they seem to have succeeded in finding a way based on the action of proteins on DNA to cure genetic diseases.

In order to have enough images of cells after genetic damage, the scientists used a powerful tool. The behavior of many proteins has also been observed after DNA damage.

A more efficient way to detect tumor cells

Experts have studied the behavior of cells and proteins during DNA damage. It has been found that when DNA is attacked, the cell initiates a damage response, consisting of a protein deployment for its repair. By causing damage to tumor cells, chemotherapy ensures the destruction of cancer cells.

However, there was not a qualitative medium to detect tumor cells in order to eliminate them and keep the cells healthy. The scientists used a high throughput microscope which allowed them to take thousands of images of cells as a result of genetic alteration. They then tracking 300 cells to understand their behavior.

This observation allowed them to see that not all proteins are involved in DNA repair.

New proteins like PHF20 were discovered at the same time. These are more susceptible to DNA irritation and intervene more quickly.

Better cancer therapies?

Scientists believe that by studying how DNA is repaired, they can develop new methods to fight cancer.

“Any new discovery in the field of DNA repair will lead to the development of better cancer therapies. »

Bárbara Martínez, member of a scientific group

It would also be possible to repair and manipulate DNA more easily thanks to the discoveries made by the researchers. Also, the tools developed for their study will be used for other research in the field. It will be possible to discover new chemical compounds and even genes influencing DNA.



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They want their AI to be more accurate in detecting human emotions



Hume AI is a new emerging company that has wanted to go far in the detection of human emotions through Artificial Intelligence, understanding that there is no universal pattern for the detection of emotions, there are great differences in the way people express your emotions depending on where they come from.

Thus, Hume AI tries to be more precise against solutions developed by rival companies such as Neurodata Labs, Entropik Technology, Eyeris, among many emerging companies, which join veteran companies that have also embraced the identification of human emotions through Artificial Intelligence such as Nuance, acquired by Microsoft last year, and Affectiva, among others.

Hume AI belongs to a particular segment of the AI ​​industry, known as emotional AI, which is expected to nearly double in size by 2026, according to Markets and Markets.

Presented now by VentureBeat, Human AI points out that to deal with the complexity of detecting human expressions through AI, it has a data set of expressions, facials and vocals of people from a wide variety of origins through 1.1 million images and videos of facial expressions belonging to more than 30,000 different people in the US, China, Venezuela, India, South Africa and Ethiopia.

This is in addition to the expressions recorded in 900,000 audio recordings of more than 25,000 people, as a whole a sampling perhaps somewhat smaller than its direct rivals, but oriented to cover “an extremely wide range of expressions”.

Regarding their future, they point out that:

As interest in accessing our empathic AI models has increased, we have been preparing to increase access to them at scale. Therefore, we will launch a developer platform that will provide API documentation and a playing field for developers and researchers.

To improve the accuracy of your AI:

We are also collecting data and training models for social interaction and conversational data, body language, and multimodal expressions that we anticipate will expand use cases and our customer base.

The most curious thing is that their AI will not be limited to simply evaluating human emotions, since they hope to go further with their future practical application through the world of robotics.

To do this, they are working with Hoomano, an emerging company specialized in the development of social robots, seeking to create robots that act as digital assistants that offer recommendations based on feelings.

They have also reached agreements with researchers at Mount Sinai and the University of California in San Francisco to see if the AI ​​is capable of detecting signs of depression and schizophrenia that other models have failed to find until now.

For its founder, Alan Cowen:

Hume AI provides the necessary tools to ensure that technologies are designed to improve the well-being of their users. Without tools to measure emotional cues, there is no way of knowing how an AI system processes these cues and affects people’s emotions, and there is no hope of designing the system to do so in a way consistent with the well-being of people. people

More information: Hume AI


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Willem Dafoe (the Green Goblin in Spider-Man) has an idea for Joker 2



Willem Dafoe has a pretty crazy career. The actor, since his debut, has chained major films under the leadership of recognized filmmakers. But the man does not hesitate to venture on the road of blockbusters and marked millions of spectators by interpreting Norman Obsorn / the Green Goblin in Spiderman by Sam Raimi in 2002. Very recently, the actor resumed his supervillain costume in Spider-Man: No Way Home. And Willem Dafoe no longer seems to want to stop with the world of comics. During an interview with QG, the latter shared that he has an idea for… joker 2. Remember that the Oscar-winning feature film is entitled to a sequel in which Joaquin Phoenix resumes his role.

History to make the fans salivate, Willem Dafoe even speaks of a ” fantasy » about son pitch.

Credit: Warner Bros.

But then what story did the legend of the Seventh Art imagine for Joker 2?

What if the Joker crossed paths with an imitator?

This is the pitch unveiled by Willem Dafoe. In addition to imagining a plot for joker 2, the comedian wants the presence of Joaquin Phoenix as the nemesis of the Batman. According to the actor, the universe has the potential for such an encounter.

There is something interesting, for example, if there is a joker impostor. It would therefore be possible to have not a duel but someone who claims to be one but is not. In that opens the possibility of an exciting story, especially if you have Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and you have someone who imitates or copies him. It’s a fantasy.

Willem Dafoe

Of course, Willem Dafoe has literally no connection with DC Comics, Warner or the production of joker 2. But it must be recognized that on paper, his pitch is envious.

For the moment, we don’t know anything about the plot that the feature film has in store. Because for many, Joker is self-sufficient. It’s hard to imagine a second film.

But there is no doubt that with the winning trajectory of the DCEU recently, an exciting plot will be found by the screenwriters of joker 2.


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Peacemaker has a big future in the DCEU



Who would have thought that years after the failure of Suicide Squad, Task Force X would benefit from such enthusiasm? It must be said that James Gunn was appointed by Warner to direct The Suicide Squad. A reboot in the form of a sequel hailed by spectators and much better controlled than the previous film. Because the filmmaker is not just anyone! Fans know him well from Guardians of the Galaxy at Marvel. And recently, his new series is broadcast on HBO Max: Peacemaker. This program focuses on the character of John Cena introduced in The Suicide Squad and takes place right after.

And according to James Gunn in an interview (via comic book), the antihero has a big future in the DCEU.

Credit: Warner Bros.

The director draws a parallel between Peacemaker and Guardians of the Galaxy. Because in the past, the team was unknown to the general public.

A great future in ten or five years?

Peacemaker takes place after The Suicide Squad and focuses on the antihero played by John Cena. A patriot far removed from the positive image portrayed by a very clean Captain America on him. Here, violence reigns peace. Spectators were already discovering the fascist inclinations of the character in James Gunn’s film.

And according to the filmmaker, Peacemaker has a big future in the DCEU. Previously, the filmmaker repeatedly stated that the character could appear in other DC Comics productions.

The series incorporates the DCEU, [la Warner] can use these characters. I mean one of them is used in a future big DC Comics movie. So we are tied to all of that. Who knows their role in the future? I mean, no one knew about Guardians of the Galaxy and suddenly they’re indispensable in avengers infinity war and Endgame. So who knows what will happen with Peacemaker in ten, five years, whatever.

james gunn

very soon after The Suicide Squad, Warner formalized the series centered on Peacemaker. Many also hope to find the happy team of the first film, very endearing. We obviously think of Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, King Shark or even Ratcatcher 2.


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