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August 27th, 2014 at 10:52 am

Doctor-patient video consultations will triple from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015

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Doctor-patient video consultations will exceed 130M in 2018.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates said, “the number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018. The connected health markets are experiencing tremendous growth both in end-user connected devices and on the institutional side, and the early collaboration with our Charter Sponsors helped us focus our first-year event as a key industry forum to connect the technology industry with healthcare stakeholders.”



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August 27th, 2014 at 10:38 am

Top 5 ways the workforce will change in the next 5 years


What will the workforce look like in 2019?

Human-resources experts predict significant changes within the workforce over the next five years. They predict a sizable shift as millennials take their seats at businesses large and small, and Baby Boomers simultaneously either retire or modify their work styles to reflect increasingly flexible and mobile opportunities.



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August 27th, 2014 at 10:01 am

Are robots people, too?


“When we create our future, we recreate ourselves.”

“Humans Need Not Apply,” a new online video about automation says, “this is an economic revolution.” The premise of the video is that human work will soon be all but obsolete. “You may think we’ve been here before, but we haven’t,” says CGP Grey, the video’s creator. “This time is different.” The video has gone viral, with nearly two million YouTube views in one week. But is it true?


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August 27th, 2014 at 9:34 am

When it comes to jobs, why is this time different?


Futurist Thomas Frey: In 1964, and open letter was drafted and sent to President Johnson, warning him of the coming Triple Revolution.


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August 26th, 2014 at 11:24 am

The future of shopping may be no shopping at all

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Harvard Law professor Cass Sustein found in his survey on “predictive shopping,” 41% of people would “enroll in a program in which the seller sent you books that it knew you would purchase, and billed your credit card.” That number went down to 29% if the company didn’t ask for your consent first.



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August 26th, 2014 at 10:40 am

Top 5 ways Watson will change the way we compute

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Watson will transform entire industries.

IBM’s artificial intelligence computing platform, Watson, is changing the way we compute. From its roots as a robotic contestant on Jeopardy, the machine-learning marvel is now being positioned as a tool for doctors, businesspeople, and scientists worldwide–one that can answer any question posed to it in natural English.



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August 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Will new technologies allow us to upgrade our brains in the not-so-distant future?


It wouldn’t be surprising if  the 21st century became known for its expanded understanding of the human brain. From magnetic scans that pinpoint different brain regions to the discovery and treatment of neurological disorders, scientists have demonstrated that the brain is a highly plastic organ capable of learning new things well into the later stages of life.



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August 22nd, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Inventor of Google Glass envisions big things for the wearable in medicine

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Google Glass medical applications have already gotten more interesting.

Google Glass wasn’t necessarily designed for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors who love them.



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August 21st, 2014 at 11:16 am

The ‘Chairless Chair’ – an exoskeleton that lets you sit anywhere

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Chairless Chair

Noonee, a Zurich-based startup, is looking to change the way production line workers work. Most production line workers are often required to stand for a majority of their shift.  Noonee’s solution is a futuristic exoskeleton that’s simply called the “Chairless Chair.” (Video)



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August 19th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs


How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future?

A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in AI and robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.



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