Posts Tagged 'Healthcare'

The Guardian and Julius Baer Consider Thinking Machines

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The British-based Guardian newspaper, with support from Swiss bank Julius Baer, gathered a group of 14 business, technology, and academic leaders for a roundtable discussion of “Industry 4.0” — the impact of smart machines on industries, jobs, productivity, and social norms.

The conversation touches on novel developments grounded on AI, from the impacts of self-driving tractors and data-driven agriculture on farming, to the impact of increasingly intelligent robotics on manufacturing employment, to the changes in health care practice being brought about ...

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Don’t Fear the Robots

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New York Times technology reporter Steve Lohr devotes a recent column to the current state of robotics and cognitive software, differentiates among the two, provides a wave to the Singularity hysteria, and usefully focuses attention on the degree to which cognitive software applications will assist human decision making—in the present and future tenses.

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Healthcare and Cognitive Computing Team Up for Big Changes

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Data, data, data-it’s everywhere. Everything, including your watch, your grocery store, and even your car, can collect it from you. But what do companies do with all this data they collect–and, more importantly, how can they make the best and most efficient use of it? That’s where cognitive computing comes in. It uses a variety of techniques–such as image and speech recognition and machine-learning algorithms–to sense, predict, and even think.

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Making Healthcare Cognitive

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Most professions rely on precise data to make decisions. Can you imagine erecting a building without numeric measurements, angles and detailed plans? Healthcare data is not as precise. In fact, the most valuable data is often unstructured notes recorded from patient and doctor visits or encounters. Correctly interpreting that type of data can be literally a matter of life or death. The ability to accurately interpret unstructured data is essential, especially ...

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