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Making Healthcare Data Work Better with Machine Learning

Posted by Patrik Sundberg, Software Engineer and Eyal Oren, Product Manager, Google Brain Team<br>Over the past 10 years, healthcare data has moved from …

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

How Algorithmia Built The Largest Marketplace For Algorithms In The World

Algorithmia is a service that enables the creation of applications through the use of community contributed machine learning models. And Algorithmia is looking to advance the development and accessibility of algorithmic intelligence. Plus Algorithmia is also known for building the largest …

Machine Learning

Fitbit’s investment in glucose-monitoring startup is part of its plans for the future

• Fitbit confirmed its $6 million investment in Sano, a glucose-monitoring startup<br>• The investment is Fitbit’s first in a startup<br>• Fitbit said the investment fits in the company’s future plans, but did not say whether a future device will have glucose tracking<p>Known for making fitness-oriented wearables, …

How A.I. Exoskeletons Could Make People Super-Human

Robotic exoskeletons have been heralded as the future of industry, physical rehabilitation, and geriatric assistance, but progress has been slow. …

5 chatbots that will help you find a job

Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you find a new job or move up in your career? Well, now you can have one, thanks to the chatbot.<p>Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial …

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

Google just placed yet another bet on the idea that artificial intelligence will remake the world—and throw off wild profits.<p>The company disclosed …

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

From our genomes to Jawbones, the amount of data about health is exploding. Bringing on top Silicon Valley talent, one NYC hospital is preparing for a future where it can analyze and predict its patients’ health needs–and maybe change our understanding of disease.<p>The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at …

Nonprofits, not Silicon Valley startups, are creating AI apps for the greater good

These nonprofits are leading the charge in creating human-centered applications of the hottest AI technologies.<p>Predictions for the potential of artificial intelligence wax poetic — solutions from climate change to curing disease — but the everyday applications make it seem far more mundane, like a …

Scientists Invent a Device That Can Detect 17 Diseases From Your Breath, Including Cancers

Scientists have created a device straight out of <i>Star Trek</i> that can detect 17 diseases, including 8 different types of cancer, just from your breath. …

Researchers Invented a Way to Screen Yourself for Skin Cancer Using a Smartphone

The new A.I. system could soon make its way onto your smartphone.<p>Your phone might someday save your skin.<p>Stanford researchers say they've created a …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

A Glut of Gadgets Track Your Body’s Vital Signs

Many new fitness-tracking devices are on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>A parade of fitness gadgets at this week’s Consumer …

CES

New Wearable Device for Parkinson’s Patients Brings Hope

Healthcare wearables are becoming more and more popular as we begin to see all the advantages they bring. Hope is now coming in the form of a glove …

U.S. insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice a day, Scott Ozawa’s Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts.<p>Scott Ozawa brushes his …

Data from wearables can predict disease

In one case, it even correlated with Lyme disease<p>Smartwatch data can be used to detect and even predict disease, researchers say. This is good news for people betting on the potential of smartwatches to improve health beyond encouraging us to move more. If it becomes common to use this data to …

Habit shows at CES 2017 how to use blood to know what you should eat

For $299, a company called Habit will analyze your biometrics and recommend food plans for you to lose weight. The start-up will also offer meal delivery and health coaching.<p>A diet might make the weight melt off one person, while someone else eating the same food could gain some pounds. A startup …

ODG’s Next Smart Glasses Bring Powerful Augmented Reality To New Markets

The R-8 and R-9, priced at under $1,000 and $1,800 respectively, aim to make high-end AR affordable.<p>With the arrival of consumer virtual reality, get used to seeing a lot more people wearing headsets that transport them to different worlds. Today, San Francisco-based Osterhaut Design Group (ODG) …

Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition

Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology<p>The use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes is becoming more common, but, as Amazon scans faces in its physical shop and Facebook …

Surveillance

This Smartphone Add-On Can Tell If You Need Glasses

If you've been putting off a visit to the eye doctor or think your vision is getting worse, a new smartphone add-on could tell you whether it's worth …

Medical wearable technology

There are many issues to consider when talking about <b>wearables in the medical device</b> sector – from technology advancements to the risks a company can …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Using gold nanoparticles and AI, a device correctly diagnosed 86 percent of patients.<p>Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses …

A wolverine inspired material: Self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material can be electrically activated

Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive …

Your next heart monitor could be graphene-coated Silly Putty

But you'll still have to put it back in its egg when you're done.<p>For a child's toy, Silly Putty has some downright crazy physical properties. The mixture of boric acid and silicon oil, originally developed as a synthetic replacement for rubber, is a non-Newtonian fluid. Its viscosity isn't affected …

Internet of Trash: The printable electronics you can just throw away

With products needing more disposable electronics than are made in sufficient volumes using silicon, Norwegian firm Thinfilm thinks it can print out …

'Shazam for shoes' shows how AI could transform your style

You're in the shoe store trying on the new Air Yeezy Superstar Whatevers. To know if they're going to put your swag on fleek, you need more than a mirror on the floor and a sales lackey forcing a smile.<p>You're walking through downtown Tokyo and you see a kid wearing the trillest kicks you've ever …

Artificial Intelligence

A high-tech watch strap can turn your fingers into a phone

A startup spun out of Samsung has created a watch strap that purportedly makes it possible for people to answer phone calls using their fingertips.<p>Since launching on Kickstarter this month, Sgnl has captivated tech blogs by proposing a completely new way to communicate. The technology recalls spy …