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Artificial Intimacy

When you see her up close, you can’t help but stare. At $6.000, she’s certainly not a cheap date. For creator, Matt McMullen, she’s a work of art. …

Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs

At college, students can come under a lot of pressure to achieve good results, but, unfortunately, a large number may be resorting to risky methods …

Just say yes? The rise of 'study drugs' in college

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.<p>Prescription …

A pill to make you smart? Scientists' breakthrough in unlocking the brain's potential by returning it to child-like state

It sounds like something out of a film, but scientists may have discovered a way to make you smarter – by reverting the brain to a “plastic” …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though it’s been known for some time that …

Elon Musk

Transforming health: Shifting from reactive to proactive and predictive care - MaRS

This report is part of the Transforming Health Market Insights Series. Current state: A reactive “sick” care system based on an episodic, acute care …

Health Care

Elon Musk Isn’t the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain

Elon Musk wants to merge the computer with the human brain, build a "neural lace," create a "direct cortical interface," whatever that might look …

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

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Artist

Amy Karle uses the mind, body, science and technology to create art. Emulating patterns found in anatomy, psychology and nature, her work taps …

HOMO DIGITALIS—How much longer will we still actually be human?

Recomposition of Human Presence: Waves, Material, and Intelligence

<i>Credit: Kenta Suzuki</i><p>DeepWear<p>Natsumi Kato (JP), Hiroyuki Osone (JP)<p>We present DeepWear, a method using deep learning for clothes design. DeepWear …

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<i>It's not just about psoriasis visibly affecting someone's skin. It's about how it affects you on a day-to-day basis and in the long run</i><p>Holly Dillon, …

MDP Labs

Fostering the next generation of healthcare innovators<p>Challenge the status quo.<p>MDP Labs gives healthcare and technology entrepreneurs unrivaled …

A.I. Could Liberate 50% of Managers' Time

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The future is emotional

Human jobs in the future will be the ones that require emotional labour: currently undervalued and underpaid but invaluable<i>By Livia Gershon</i>Read at …

Who cares: the emotional labour of an undervalued, underpaid workforce | Madeleine Bunting

A BBC Radio 3 series examines the conflicts of having a caring career in an indifferent world – where services are easily dispensed with<p>Twenty seven-year-old Melanie is an unusual care worker for several reasons; she loves her job and sees it as her career and is unusually well qualified – she did …

The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important

The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies, is both exciting and scary. It’s exciting to consider all the ways our lives may improve, from managing our calendars to making medical diagnoses, but it’s scary to consider the social …

Artificial Intelligence

The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.<p>Traditionally, the interoperability of medical data among institutions has followed three …

Blockchain

Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI

Inside a red-bricked building on the north side of Washington DC, internist Shantanu Nundy rushes from one examining room to the next, trying to see …