5. Google introduced a new privacy module for its machine learning framework, TensorFlow. TensorFlow Privacy will let developers protect users' data with a technique called "differential privacy," ensuring that AI models can't encode identifying information. The technique is used in Apple's iOS 10 and in Gmail's Smart Reply feature. The privacy tool is important to Google's commitment to develop AI responsibly.
6. University of Gothenburg researchers are using a combination of AI and statistics to study risk factors for type 1 diabetes. The machine learning models trained on a dataset of more than 32,000 patients and were able to predict mortality and cardiovascular events based on 17 risk factors. The research is published in the AHA Journal. — SCIENCE DAILY
7. Skylum launched a new AI photo editor for drone images called AirMagic. Photographers drag aerial images into the app, which uses machine learning to enhance the sky, remove haze, and make other adjustments. — DIGITAL TRENDS
8. Berlin-based startup Bunch.ai created Emma, a Chrome extension that adds a layer of information to a LinkedIn profile. Emma uses AI to analyze a user's profile, posts, and recommendations and fits the person into one of 14 behavioral types. — FAST COMPANY
9. Dr. Fatmah Baothman has become the first woman in the Middle East to earn a PhD in AI. Baothman was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and studied in the U.S. and the U.K. She now works at King Abdulaziz University and plans to establish an AI lab in Jeddah. — ARAB NEWS
10. AI will be used for the first time at this month's 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. The technology will be used to analyze crowds and for communication between the event's organizers and participants. — SPUTNIK NEWS