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Medicine

Miniature Human Livers Grown In Lab 154

Zothecula writes "In the quest to grow replacement human organs in the lab, livers are no doubt at the top of many a barfly's wish list. With its wide range of functions that support almost every organ in the body and no way to compensate for the absence of liver function, the ability to grow a replacement is also the focus of many research efforts. Now, for the first time, researchers have been able to successfully engineer miniature livers in the lab using human liver cells."

Comment Re:AI researchers should be more modest (Score 1) 271

I think the automatic translation is a bad example, because it requires you to solve several problems, which are not exactly related to AI. First of all you need to parse the text(syntactically) in the original language which is a hard problem because although languages are thought to be context free, context-free grammars are not known for most of them and there are few suitable and complete data sets(corpora). Second problem is semantics and it is related to AI. Third problem is again constructing a morphism from the original language with the semantic information attached to the target language, which again requires a good corpus and a good algorithm which takes both syntax and semantic into consideration - AI is partially involved here.

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