Posts Tagged ‘health‘

Baidu reveals its AI for health

AskADoctor in English, is one of the earliest AI apps to emerge from Baidu’s deep-learning division since it hired Andrew Ng, a renowned data scientist and former marquee researcher at Google. And it’s an example of the unique tech interface the company can produce given its privileged

Why there aren’t yet nanobot doctors

Nanobots is one of those “must know” hype words if you’re following technology evolution in the health sector. Scientists have long said that tiny robots would soon be able to conduct surgery and deliver drugs deep inside the body. In this article in The Atlantic, you can

How Technology will Impact our Future? Keynote Presentation by Rudy de Waele (video)

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s a keynote presentation of digital transformation strategist Rudy de Waele on the future impact of technology on business and society at #ECOC14 (http://www.ecoc2014.org/). A condensed overview of foresights in the area’s of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities,

Disruptive Technologies Transforming the Government-Citizen Relationship

David Raths proposes an interesting selection of disruptive technologies in eight critical areas of government, ranging from public safety to health to transportation. Powerful combinations of digital, mobile, social, geographic and video innovations already are changing the public’s expectations and the services available. Can government agencies seize

Why Stem Cells May Save Your Life

Every person is a collection of over 30 trillion human cells. Every one of these cells, those in your brain, lungs, liver, skin, and everywhere else, derives from a single pluripotent type of cell called a stem cell. Read this article by Peter Diamandis how stem cells are going to

The Top 12 Digital Health Collaborations Today

From gamification to robotic surgeons to crowd-sourcing, science fiction is officially reality in the healthcare arena. Many companies are incentivizing patients to be healthier, trading money for reaching personal fitness goals. In the shaky economic climate we find ourselves in, more and more people will

Listen: The Pros and Cons of Healthcare Co-ops

Health care cooperatives are insurance companies owned by ordinary patients who buy in. They make people happy because they give control to the user, but are they actually more effective than other health care plans? Listen to the full podcast here

At Last: A Social Network for Those Who Want to Put Their DNA Online?

Members of openSNP upload their genes along with things like their sex, age, eye color, location, Fitbit data and medical history — for anyone to see and analyze. The record lives on forever…But for Clark, the possibilities outweigh the risks: She wants scientists to have

51 Ways to Defeat Poverty

The study looks at innovations (actually there are 51) that don’t exist yet, but could be feasible through work by scientists, engineers, and designers, and with support from philanthropies, aid agencies, businesses, and others… Read more from Fast Co.Exist via Pocket