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Helping Doctors Make Better Decisions with Data

When (UC Noyce Initiative researcher) Ziad Obermeyer was a resident in an emergency medicine program, he found himself lying awake at night worrying about the complex elements of patient diagnoses that physicians could miss. He subsequently found his way to data science and research and has since coauthored numerous papers on algorithmic bias and the use of AI and machine learning in predictive analytics in health care.

When Quantum Systems Combine

Two teams of researchers led by Marina Radulaski, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently won University of California grants — including one from the UC Noyce Initiative — that promise to give scientists a better understanding of quantum information sciences—a rapidly-emerging technology that stands to transform the way society interacts with computers and technology.

Good AI vs. Bad AI

Online life has become increasingly mediated by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Nearly 70% of all videos watched on YouTube are recommended by its AI algorithm, and that number is even higher on social media services like Instagram and TikTok. Though these AI algorithms can help users find content that’s interesting to them, they raise serious privacy concerns and there is growing evidence that people are being radicalized by some of the recommended content they consume online.

Berkeley leads a ‘new era of innovation’ in quantum science, technology research

What is quantum science? What type of innovations can come from researching it, and how can that technology impact our daily lives and the lives of future generations?

For decades, UC Berkeley has invested in research around basic quantum science, building a strong foundation and rich ecosystem of more than a dozen institutes, groups and colleges across campus dedicated to its study.

In this video, produced by UC Berkeley’s fundraising arm, UC Berkeley professors highlight how Berkeley is a leader in quantum science and technology.