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Big data and predictive analytics: will they save the insurance industry?

We are told that today we are living the age of big data, where information is abundant and smart technologies help us processing them. If there is an industry that can benefit from this golden age, it will be the insurance sector...<p>If you ask any company or decision-maker whether they feel …

Big Data

Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language

"I know now why you cry."<p>We haven't quite reached the terrifying sci-fi hellscape described by the Terminator franchise, but researchers at Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

Face it, AI is better at data-analysis than humans

It’s time we stopped pretending that we’re computers and let the machines do their jobs. Anodot, a real-time analytics company, is using advanced machine-learning algorithms to overcome the limitations that humans bring to data analysis.<p>AI can chew up all your data and spit out more answers than …

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

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 of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

How London startup Thread uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help men buy clothes

His site uses online stylists, as well as artificial inteligence (AI) and machine learning, to create a personalised way to shop.<p>But that can cause problems when he visits standard clothes shops.<p>"We went to Liberty for a bit and I went to the men's section," O'Neill said in an interview at Thread's …

Artificial Intelligence

Six Tips for Extracting Big Data Insights

The CEO of advertising agency Hawthorne Direct offers some tips for marketers as well as the data and IT pros who have to support those marketing …

A tribute by Paper Boat to the most majestic institution, who taught us that the thrill of travel is in the Journey itself! Paper Boat presents, My First Train Ride!

Paper boat always comes up with unique ad campaigns that make us feel nostalgic about our best childhood memories. Paper boat’s previous campaigns …

Google is launching two smartwatches that will compete with the Apple Watch

Google is gearing up to challenge the existing smartwatch market with the launch of two new flagship devices.<p>Jeff Chang, product manager of Google's …

Wear OS

In IBM's future, Watson will be your doctor

IBM is working on a way to make its Watson supercomputer a far more effective medical tool for flesh-and-blood doctors. The company wants to use the platform to analyze medical imaging data to learn what a healthy set of insides looks like. It should then be able to identify when things have gone …

These Wearables Detect Health Issues Before They Happen

Future generations of Apple Watches, Fitbits, or Android Wear gadgets may be able to detect and mitigate health problems rather than simply relay …

Medical Technology

The Promise and Challenge of Big Data for Pharma

The emergence of big data, as well as advancements in data science approaches and technology, is providing pharmaceutical companies with an opportunity to gain novel insights that can enhance and accelerate drug development. It will increasingly help government health agencies, payers, and …

AI will shape health care plans for US veterans

American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Flow Health have forged a 5-year alliance that will see the two build a massive medical knowledge graph (based on the records of 22 million veterans) …

How insurers could use 'big data' to charge you more

The financial regulator has warned that insurance companies could start charging higher premiums to customers who are less likely to switch by using “big data”.<p>In a speech to the Association of British Insurers, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, suggested that big …

Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

Biomedical research is going big-time: Megaprojects that collect vast stores of data are proliferating rapidly. But scientists' ability to make sense of all that information isn't keeping up.<p>This conundrum took center stage at a meeting of patient advocates, called Partnering For Cures, in New York …

Six Billion Web Searches Bring China's Economy Into Focus

Wu Haishan was at Princeton University studying how schools of fish swim together when the crowd behavior of a much bigger group grabbed his …

Google's biggest Android Wear partners don't have plans for new watches this year

LG, Huawei, and Lenovo say they aren’t releasing new smartwatches this fall<p>Don't expect to see any new smartwatches from LG, Lenovo, or Huawei before 2017. The three biggest Android Wear manufacturers have confirmed to <i>CNET</i> that they won't release new hardware in 2016, leaving LG as the only one of …

Where the Apple Watch should go next

I'm about to tell you something you probably already know: Smartwatches aren't a perfected thing yet.<p>I've been wearing the Apple Watch Series 2 for a couple of weeks, now. The new hardware combined with improved WatchOS 3 software are a winning combination. It's faster, now. It's a better fitness …

Snap Inc.'s 'Spectacles' have a hidden augmented reality feature

For most of us, we’ll have to stick with the dog ears (and that annoying tongue) for a while longer as we continue the hunt for Snap Inc.’s hard-to-find hardware product, ‘Spectacles.’ If you’re lucky enough to have snagged a pair, you’ve already got access to a hidden filter, as detailed by …

The next frontier in wearables is helping couples conceive

The next round of wearables is good for more than tracking your steps.<p>Ava, a fertility wearable that helps couples conceive, raised $9.7 million in a …

Key tools of Big Data for Transformation: Review & Case Study

Guest blog post by Syed Danish Ali<p><b>Review</b><p>The challenges of big data can be captured succinctly as follows[1],[2]:<p>Volume; ever increasing volume which …

When Big Data Becomes Really Bad Data

Imagine comedian Tig Notaro’s surprise when her recently deceased mother–who had died in a hospital–was sent a survey feedback form asking her how her stay with the hospital was. It became the stand-up set (“Hello, I have cancer”) that made her very famous. Unfortunately egregious customer mistakes …

Customer Experience

Potentially Disruptive Digital Trends: Will There Be Any Big Data without Artificial Intelligence?

Did you know that there are 4.4 zettabytes of data on the internet? This enormous amount of data is still being handled by IT workers. By 2020 this …

Why in-chat ecommerce is the ‘next big thing’

Imagine this typical mobile conversation: A couple of friends quickly connect via chat to see if they can still make a concert that night. To find out if tickets are available, they leave their messaging app, open up their mobile browser or favorite ticketing app, and pay for the tickets; then …

Chatbots

SanDisk made an iPhone case with built-in storage

Up to 128GB of extra storage<p>Since Apple insists on continuing to sell a 16GB iPhone in 2016 like its totally okay, mobile storage will continue to be an issue for millions of people for some time. SanDisk is trying to alleviate that problem with its iXpand Memory Case, an iPhone case with flash …

Why Investments In Big Data And Analytics Are Not Yet Paying Off

Working smarter, rather than simply investing more, is the key to gaining value from Big Data and analytics in business, according to a new report.<p>The report, Broken Links: Why analytics investments have yet to pay off, from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and global sales and marketing firm …

Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare Market Growing Rapidly

On Wednesday, mHealthWatch was privy to the summary findings of a new report published by GrandView Research.<p>The organization has just announced the …

Philips' new location-aware Sonicare Connected toothbrush knows which teeth you're brushing

Location tracking, timers, pressure sensors. Have we hit peak toothbrush?<p>There are connected toothbrushes that track how long you brush. Philips Sonicare's newest model also wants to build a 3D map of your mouth.<p>The Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected toothbrush, announced today, is the …

Telemedicine goes more mainstream, but cost remains obstacle

Virtual health care -— whether by phone, text or video — is rapidly becoming more common, but a new study says it's being stymied because doctors and hospitals can't afford to roll it out faster.<p>The report, by telehealth provider Avizia and the <i>Modern Healthcare</i> media group, also noted the most …

Digital Health

IMAX to open ‘VR experience’ centers worldwide and develop its own VR camera

IMAX, one company that has more than done its part to push cinema technology forward, is preparing to toss its hat into the virtual reality ring with a set of new initiatives.<p>Following Google I/O, the firm revealed its plan to develop the IMAX VR camera, “a cinema-grade virtual reality (VR) camera” …

Google announces Android Wear 2.0 with standalone app support and a tiny keyboard

And new fitness and messaging capabilities<p>Google today announced Android Wear 2.0, the biggest update to its wearable operating system since its release back in September 2014. The biggest change with the software, which releases this fall, is apps can be run standalone without the need for a phone …