Christopher Ford

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Exponential Healthcare: Technology, AI, Wearables

Michael Krigsman: We all care about healthcare. I can tell you; I sure care about my healthcare, and I know every one of you feels the same. But what …

What Hospitals Can Learn from Airlines About Buying Equipment

For critically ill patients on breathing machines, a simple step drastically improves their survival chances by almost 10% — from 60% to 70%. It involves programming the machine to deliver enough life-sustaining breaths, but not so much that it damages their lungs by overinflating them. Given that …

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, …

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung S Health relaunched as Samsung Health, telemedicine capability added

Samsung continues to improve the S Health app, with a change in the name and addition of Ask an Expert telemedicine service for qualified US …

AI Predicts Heart Attacks Better Than Doctors: Study

It is no secret that timely diagnoses of heart ailments can prevent heart attacks and save lives. Heart attacks are hard to anticipate and doctors …

Why AI will both increase efficiency and create jobs

Artificial Intelligence is already impacting every industry through automation and machine learning, bringing concerns that AI is on the fast track …

Jeff Bezos lays out Amazon’s three-pronged approach to AI

Amazonians and investors alike, rest assured: Jeff Bezos knows artificial intelligence is a big deal.<p>The Amazon CEO took a few paragraphs in his annual shareholder letter to explain how the company is using AI throughout its business, having recognized and embraced the “external trend.” The letter …

Patients resort to paying consultants to help navigate Canada’s Byzantine health-care system

Andrée Colella had been in and out of hospital for months with bladder and bone infections when her husband, Tom, broke down and asked for help from an unconventional source: a private health-care advocate.<p>For $90 an hour, Jana Bartley, a former obstetrics nurse and legal nurse consultant, took …

Health Care

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

This machine learning algorithm beats ACC/AHA guidelines by 7.6 percent<p>An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood …

Machine Learning

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Oxford Properties and startup incubator team up to create a new Toronto innovation district

Oxford Properties Group and technology startup accelerator OneEleven are aiming to turn Toronto into the next San Francisco with Union Park, a long-term redevelopment of Front Street meant to transform it into a downtown innovation cluster.<p>The linchpin in the plan is the official reopening in May …

Startups