Yue Dong, MD

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Will Real World Performance Replace RCTs As Healthcare's Most Important Standard?

Randomized control trials – RCTs – rose to prominence in the twentieth century as physicians and regulators sought to evaluate rigorously the performance of new medical therapies; by century’s end, RCTs had become, as medical historian Laura Bothwell has noted, “the gold standard of medical …

JP Morgan's latest hire shows what the hottest field at investment banks is right now

J.P. Morgan Chase hired a veteran professor as head of artificial intelligence research as the investment bank prepares for wider adoption of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s DeepMind wants AI to spot kidney injuries

Google subsidiary DeepMind announced today that it’s working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use machine learning in an attempt to predict when patients will deteriorate during a hospital stay.<p>Deterioration (when a patient’s condition worsens) is a significant issue, since care …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Cryptocurrency

The 10 Most Popular Courses on Coursera in 2017 (and 2,000 Courses You Can Take for Free in January, 2018)

Back in 2012, Coursera started offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to the world at large. And they've since amassed some 28 million …

Machine Learning

China shows what the future of mobile payments could look like

Chinese consumers conduct 11 times more mobile payments than their counterparts in the United States, so as we look to the future of digital wallets, China is a natural place to start.<p>Forecasts for mobile payment adoption in the United States remain flat for now; however, two major brands - WeChat …

Making thoughtful software design a mainstream business practice

The era of "moving fast and breaking things" is over. Time to "slow down and take stock of what's broken."<p>When it comes to software design, perhaps a …

UX Design

A 100-Year View of User Experience (by Jakob Nielsen)

<b>Summary:</b> The UX profession has grown substantially since 1950 and it is now truly worldwide. Even so, the expected growth until 2050 will dwarf …

UX Design

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy

These 4 revolutions could only be made possible by the ever expanding blockchain economy. After 2018, business as we know it will forever be changed (and hopefully for the better).<p>Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of …

Blockchain

How doctors and bots can (and should) work together

The fear that machines will replace humans in the workplace is not a new one. In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes conjectured that in the years to come, modern economies would face a new kind of affliction: what Keynes called “technological unemployment.” During the Industrial Revolution — one …

A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators

In the beginning was Bitcoin, the only blockchain we thought we’d need. Then Ethereum came along and launched us into a multi-blockchain world. Since then we’ve seen many new blockchains emerge with their various different protocols, financed by their various different tokens.<p>One of the the key …

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Employment

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Khan Academy Opens A Lab School

In 2015, Khan Academy, which pioneered free, online video tutorials and lectures that have reached millions of students around the world, sought new ways of reaching new people.<p>It had already partnered with everyone from NASA to the Museum of Modern Art, and this past year Khan joined forces with …

Khan Academy

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

Wearable Tech

IBM Makes a Billion-Dollar Bet on Medical Imaging

The deal is the biggest yet for IBM's Watson Health business unit.<p>IBM said today that it has reached a deal to spend $1 billion to acquire Merge Health, a publicly held medical imaging company based in Chicago.<p>Big Blue says it wants to combine Merge’s capabilities in processing and handling medical …

Cognitive Computing

Data And Your Doctor Are Coming Together To Revolutionize Health Care

What data can tell us about how to treat patients is about to explode. Combine that revolution with the human intuition of doctors, and treatment is going to get better, more personalized, and more effective.<p>Considering your own medical data, try answering a few questions:<p>What was your blood …

Funding for medical research in the U.S. is going down, contrary to global interest – what gives?

The United States shouldn’t worry just yet about losing the number one spot as far as disease-related research in the world goes – that’s pretty …

Medicine

A pilot told us about the common misconceptions about flying, distress calls, the black box, and auto-pilot

It's still unclear what caused a Germanwings Airbus 320 flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf to crash in a remote region of southern France Tuesday.<p>The plane, carrying 144 passengers and six crew members, did not send an distress signal, according to an aviation official cited by AFP.<p>Experts have …

A Sweaty Trip Inside Bill Gates’s Mock Ebola Ward

I was in a cool room at TED, not a sweltering hospital in Liberia–and yet, I could barely take the protective gear. Can’t we do better?<p>The first few questions I was asked upon entering the mock Ebola ward at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver were a little unsettling: Was I prone to panic …

Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress | The National Academies Press

Overview<p>Contributors<p>Institute of Medicine; Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost; David Blumenthal, Elizabeth Malphrus, and J. …

The Federal Vision For Healthcare IT: A Dystopian Paradise

In a year not too distant, Loretta, a woman in her late 20s, hears a pleasant tone from her watch and checks to see a text. The message isn’t from a friend or work, it’s from the watch itself: “You’re pregnant.” Loretta is surprised; conception was merely days before. But pregnancy is one of the …

Digital Health

The Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle

If you need to deploy any kind of application, especially one that needs room to grow, Amazon is a great place to host it. These four courses show you how to configure the perfect AWS setup.<p>The tuition starts from scratch, looking at the various services Amazon provides, such as EC2, S3, and the …

Apple Music Could Wreck Your iTunes Library

At its heart, Apple Music is a simple proposition. For your monthly subscription fee, Apple will offer you access to a library of over 30 million tracks. You can listen, explore, and discover to your heart’s content, and you can take that music with you wherever you go. But subscribing to Apple …

Apple

Our massive new monopolies: Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies

Tech companies have amassed frightening economic power — and we handed over our data to make it possible<p>The world of data has its own economics. If you know one thing about one person, you don’t have much. If you know one thing about nearly everyone or nearly everything about one person, you have a …

EE's own-brand action cam livestreams over 4G

With own-brand smartphones, tablets, MiFis and portable chargers, you would think EE's starting to run out of relevant products to stamp its logo on. After showing a recent interest in remote livestreaming by funding the Skeegle app, however, the carrier has today announced it's branching out into …

Livestreaming

7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

App unbundling, search and discovery