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AI bests the best human biochemist

Every day petabytes of medical images are created around the world. Biochemists, radiologists and doctors are looking at these images to detect what “might” be wrong. Researchers are looking at this trying to find ways for automating the process. Image recognition by computers has been the holy grail of artificial …

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The future of Health Care is tied to AI and big data

The future of Health care, broadly speaking, is progressing along two directions: better understanding of the single individual and leveraging data from a multitude of individuals. Both are fuelled by increasing capability of “seeing” what is going on -that includes the genome sequencing-, thanks to better sensors and harvesting capabilities …

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Too much technology to do stupid things!

I was reading yesterday the demise of TickTock, a Silicon Valley start up that focussed on robotics in the home. Their vision was a home where many of the chores would be done by several robots, each one with its own focussed task. Rather than building a very complex robot …

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Will there be a Valentine day for robots?

In most part of the world people are celebrating Valentine day with their … Valentine. As I am getting ready to discuss with several colleagues at the Future Direction Committee meeting the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems initiative I couldn’t help to wonder if this day could also be a day (in …

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Towards Humans 2.0 – II

I described our evolution as human species as a result of our ability to develop and use ever more effective (and sometimes) complex tools. Of course this goes both ways. One can rightly say that it is our evolution that has led to the capability of creating better tools. The …

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Why, Why, Why? Yet, AI does not answer

There is something in our human nature that is pressing us to ask “why”. And that stems from the assumption, belief, that there is always a reason why. Once we acquire the idea of cause-effect, normally once we get 3 years old, we will never abandon it. Young kids keep …

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A medical device on our wrist

I remember a talk I listened to at TTM 2016 looking into wearable devices as tools for improving healthcare. The speaker said that devices like the Apple Watch (meaning all consumer grade devices) where simply too weak in terms of data capture to be considered seriously as medical devices. Notice …

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