For diabetics keeping tabs on their blood sugar level, life is punctuated with painful needle sticks. A study by chemists Gary Small of Ohio University and Mark Arnold of the University of Iowa gives the promise of the first noninvasive test. The researchers shone infrared light onto the tongues of volunteers and measured how much came out the other side of this blood-rich appendage, noting a correlation between blood glucose level and the amount of the infrared light absorbed. Developing a practical home instrument is next. Small says a $500 monitor the size of a portable CD player that targets the ear lobe could be available in three to five years.
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
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A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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