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Do You Want To Save The World? – The $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition Is Waiting For You

Registration is now open for a four-year global competition by IBM, TED and the XPRIZE Foundation for modern knights who want to save the world by tackling its greatest challenges with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

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10 Reasons Why People Should Not Fear Digital Health Technologies

The development of digital health technology causes many concerns regarding bioethics. Here are 10 examples why people should not be afraid of, but rather embrace the advancements of such technologies.

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Can An Algorithm Diagnose Better Than A Doctor?

Will artificial intelligence solve doctor shortages? Will it be able to replace the art of making a correct diagnosis? Not anytime soon.

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CliniCloud Review: Should Doctors and Patients Use the Digital Stethoscope?

The digital stethoscope lets patients and doctors record cardiac and lung sounds, then stream them to a clinician remotely, storing them for comparisons later.

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10 Bioethical Issues in the Future of Digital Health

I’m truly excited for the future of medicine – sometimes it feels like we’re living in a science -fiction novel. But genetic discrimination and the elimination of privacy are just some of the bioethical issues we’ll face if we let medical innovation run wild.

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10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine

Ray Kurzweil says technology is improving at an exponential rate. Peter Thiel says technological innovations couldn’t live up to the expectations. There are plenty of philosophies and schools of thought, but regarding the future of medicine, only two things are certain.

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AlphaGo Can Shape The Future Of Healthcare

Google’s AlphaGo program beat 18 time World Champion Lee Sedol in the complicated game of Go. By achieving this milestone, which many thought would not happen within the next decade, artificial intelligence proved it will have serious implications for medicine and healthcare.