10 October 2019: Estimating earthquake risk, and difficulties for deep-learning

This week, a method for predicting follow-up earthquakes, and the issues with deep learning systems in AI.


In this episode:


00:47 Which is the big quake?

A new technique could allow seismologists to better predict if a larger earthquake will follow an initial tremor. 

Research Article: Real-time discrimination of earthquake foreshocks and aftershocksNews and Views: Predicting if the worst earthquake has passed


07:46 Research Highlights

Vampire bats transmitting rabies in Costa Rica, and why are some octopuses warty? 

Research Article: Streicker et al.Research Article: Voight et al.


10:03 Problems for pattern-recognition

Deep-learning allows AIs to better understand the world, but the technique is not without its issues. 

News Feature: Why deep-learning AIs are so easy to fool


16:31 News Chat

We roundup the 2019 Nobel Prizes for science. 

News: Biologists who decoded how cells sense oxygen win medicine NobelNews: Physics Nobel goes to exoplanet and cosmology pioneersNews: Chemistry Nobel honours world-changing batteries

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