Julian Wakeley

3,848 Flips | 4 Magazines | 45 Likes | 19 Following | 88 Followers | @julianwakeley | Passionate visionary of Interactive technologies, and how they can be used for the mutual benefit of brands and consumers. Over 30 years experience in fmcg, automotive, healthcare, banking, petro-chemicals, and information technology from both industry and consulting.

How could businesses use AI in the future?

Exciting opportunities for artificial intelligence have already been identified across a range of business operations – and these technology experts say there’s much more to come<p>“I think the most exciting thing about artificial intelligence (AI) is its unknown nature,” says Paul Stein, chief …

Artificial Intelligence

GDPR isn't to blame for all those dumb emails you're getting

By now, the emails will be incredibly familiar. They have the same chirpy tone, are being sent from brands and ask whether you'd like to get more …

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world's developers: use blockchain to revolutionize how donations are made to humanitarian …

Introducing Real-Time IoT Device Monitoring with Kinesis Data Analytics

For customers without a method to record and visualize IoT device metrics, this solution can provide valuable insight that can help you make …

Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

Google Clips gets better at capturing candids of hugs and kisses (which is not creepy, right?)

Google Clips’ AI-powered “smart camera” just got even smarter, Google announced today, revealing improved functionality around Clips’ ability to automatically capture specific moments — like hugs and kisses. Or jumps and dance moves. You know, in case you want to document all your special, private …

Why airline baggage rules are putting luggage firms out of business

A company which makes smart luggage that incorporates a phone charger and GPS system to track lost suitcases has ceased trading after airlines banned passengers from checking bags with built-in lithium-ion batteries.<p>Bluesmart, formed in 2014 with the support of a $2 million (£1.48m) crowdfunding …

Luggage

Walmart says Flipkart is ‘a key center of learning’ for its entire global business

Walmart has opened up on the thinking behind its $16 billion majority investment in Flipkart, and perhaps the most interesting facet is that the retailer plans to export ideas from the Indian e-commerce firm to the rest of its global business, including the U.S..<p>Walmart’s decision to follow Amazon …

Pentagon wants to spot illnesses by monitoring soldiers’ smartphones

Imagine that your smartphone’s camera, microphone and motion sensors were monitoring you for signs of illness. That’s the future envisioned by scientists at the Pentagon’s secretive weapons development arm, where such a system is being built to keep tabs on deployed U.S. service members.<p>The Defense …

Health Care

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Virtual Health Care Could Save the U.S. Billions Each Year

The conventional wisdom that the best care is delivered in-person by experienced caregivers may soon be overturned. Rising health care costs, a shortage of physicians, and an aging population are making the traditional model of care increasingly unsustainable. But new uses of virtual health and …

A Chinese hospital is betting big on artificial intelligence to treat patients

In China, going to the hospital typically means that one could spend hours queuing for a consultation that lasts for just minutes. Now, a hospital in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou is looking to relieve the problem with artificial intelligence.<p>The Guangzhou Second Provincial Central Hospital …

Artificial Intelligence

Is the Next Nobel Laureate in Literature Tending Bar in a Dusty Australian Town?

Goroke, Victoria, a former stagecoach stop in southeastern Australia, pop. 200, is not the sort of place you would expect to host a daylong academic symposium. About five hours from Melbourne by car, the town has the feel of an evacuation nearly complete. Empty storefronts line the main street; the …

Literature

GSK to buy stake in Novartis consumer healthcare join venture for $13bn and considers selling Horlicks

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to splash out $13bn (£9.1bn) in cash to buy a 36.5 per cent stake currently owned by Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis …

Selling

GCHQ's infosec crew plans to 'scale up' Web Check to improve uk.gov site security

That's the National Cyber Security Centre when it's at homeEfforts to improve the UK.gov's secure server setup are being ramped up through an …

Without Context Or Cushion, Do Online Medical Results Make Sense?

As she herded her two young sons into bed one evening late last December, Laura Devitt flipped through her phone to check on the routine blood tests …

Creative Works EMEA featuring TBWA\RAAD, Saatchi & Saatchi, Fallon and more

As always, this section is dedicated to showing the best creative work of the past week. We're using our five-star voting system, so to vote for your …

Saatchi & Saatchi

Mintbox Mini 2 Compact Linux Mini PC

Linux Mint has this week unveiled a new Linux compact mini PC they have created in the form of the new Mintbox Mini 2, which comes equipped with an …

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.<p>The #deletefacebook …

Apps

Apple’s Pact with 13 Health Care Systems Might Actually Disrupt the Industry

An announcement on January 24 didn’t get the large amount of attention it deserved: Apple and 13 prominent health systems, including prestigious centers like Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania, disclosed an agreement that would allow Apple to download onto its various devices the …

Tuning

What is Tuning?<p><i>Note: Before reading this entry, you may want to familiarize yourself with data mining and algorithms.</i><p>Have you ever played a video …

These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.

Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence …

Cambridge Analytica

China's hospitals turn to AI to make up for doctor shortage

We already use AI in medicine to examine medical scans and spot signs of diabetes, among other applications. In China, though, artificial intelligence can do more than just assist medical professionals: it can help alleviate the country's doctor shortage. A hospital in Beijing, for instance, will …

Most treatment is wasteful, wanton and wrong, says the Lancet. The key is to try to keep walking and working<p>Back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally, and most of us will have at least one nasty bout of it. But treatment is often wasteful, wanton and wrong, according to a series of …

Pain

People Don’t Want to Be Compared with Others in Performance Reviews. They Want to Be Compared with Themselves

People hate performance evaluations. They really do. According to a survey of Fortune 1,000 companies done by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of the employees were strongly dissatisfied with the performance evaluations they received in their organizations. More strikingly, 65% of the …

Sources: Google is buying Lytro for about $40M

Last week, Google showed off a new app to display immersive photography in virtual reality, and a multi-camera technique for capturing it, and now it looks like there may be plans to enhance that with some bolted-on technology created by a third party.<p>Multiple sources tell us that Google is …

Amazon hires former FDA exec for secret health care team

Amazon has made a big hire for its secret health care division internally known as 1492, according to <i>CNBC:</i> FDA's first chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout. The e-commerce giant reportedly brought him on board to work under former Google X director Babak Parviz in a business development …

Health Care

Programmers love Google more than Apple, but dread Microsoft according to 100,000 developers

Today, the tremendously popular online programmer hangout Stack Overflow released its 2018 developer survey results, the absolute best look into the state of the software industry you can find anywhere.<p>With over 101,592 coders in 183 countries responding to the 30-minute survey — its biggest …

What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government — but along with increased adoption comes …

Cybersecurity

Study Suggests AliveCor KardiaBand for Apple Watch Can Be Used With AI Algorithm to Detect High Potassium

AliveCor, the company that makes an FDA-approved EKG band for the Apple Watch called KardiaBand, teamed up with the Mayo Clinic for a new study that suggests an AliveCor EKG device paired with artificial intelligence technology can non-invasively detect high levels of potassium in the blood.<p>A …

Medical Technology