Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

  • January 23, 2021
Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM’s Watson: Hospital Edition and A…

Amazon’s Haven healthcare venture is reportedly disbanding

  • January 4, 2021
Three years after Amazon started a healthcare venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the trio have decided to call it quits. CNBC reports that the organization, once called Haven, is disbanding, and the company will likely shut down by t…

Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

  • December 26, 2020
On a semi-weekly basis, we compile a collection of the best long-form stories on tech, tech culture and more. We’ve collected a list of the best selections from 2020 for you to revisit — or enjoy for the first time — as we finish up one dumpster fire…

Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient

  • September 19, 2020
Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldo…

India will provide ID cards that store all your medical data

  • August 15, 2020
India is about to make a big gamble on health data. The country has announced plans (via NDTV) to give every Indian a “Health ID” card that stores medical information like conditions and prescriptions in a “common database.” Doctors and pharmacies wi…

Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care

  • May 23, 2020
COVID-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolutionKai-Fu Lee, WiredThe coronavirus pandemic will cause us to rethink major aspects of everyday life around the world, but it may also expedite the use of artificial intelligence in health care. Sino…

Microsoft flexed its cloud and AI muscles at Build 2020

  • May 22, 2020
This week Microsoft hosted its annual Build conference completely online. That meant streaming keynotes, panels, digital breakouts and workshops for developers. But that didn’t slow down the flow of news. From a new framework for Office collaboration…