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The modern enterprise imaging and data value chain

6 days 17 hours ago
During the past two decades, the health care sector has undergone a rapid and far-reaching digital transformation. But digitalization has generated a new challenge: information overload. According to one estimate, the volume of health care-related data being generated digitally doubles every 73 days. Much of it is stored in discrete silos—such as digital imaging and…
Siemens Healthineers

The Download: long covid inequality, and connecting Native communities

6 days 19 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. We’ve only just begun to examine the racial disparities of long covid Liza Fisher is preparing for a busy day. In about an hour, her mother will drive her to a clinic, where…
Rhiannon Williams

Broadband funding for Native communities could finally connect some of America’s most isolated places

6 days 20 hours ago
The rolls of fiber-optic cable currently unwinding in a remote corner of northwest Montana represent a vital, long-overdue change for the region.  Rural and Native communities in the US have long had lower rates of cellular and broadband connectivity than urban areas, where four out of every five Americans live. Outside the cities and suburbs,…
Robert Chaney

China Report: What’s up with all of Biden’s executive orders on China?

1 week ago
Welcome to the very first China Report newsletter! I’m Zeyi Yang, and every Tuesday I’ll bring you news about China’s technology industry. This week, let’s unpack recent actions on China from the Biden administration. Lately, President Biden has been getting busy with executive orders that are, without naming China, very related to China. In the…
Zeyi Yang

How retail is using AI to prevent fraud

1 week ago
Retailers face an evolving landscape of fraud tactics each day. It’s why companies are increasingly turning to AI to try and catch threat patterns never seen before, and block attacks before they ever happen. While this approach lends itself to efficiency, it’s also one that relies on increasingly complex data profiles of consumers. In this…
Anthony Green

How retail can pivot to autonomous stores

1 week ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Retailers are considering autonomous store technology as an alternative to manned stores. This paper explores the challenges, the customer journey, the different concepts of autonomous stores, and steps that can be taken to maximize the benefits of autonomous technology. Click here…
Jenn Webb

AI is more than a buzzword: It’s now being deployed on ships and golf carts

1 week ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Platform as a service (PaaS) solutions allow for higher-level programming with dramatically reduced complexity; the application’s overall development can be more efficient. This article shares two compelling examples showing how a PaaS solution developed in the cloud was transferred to the…
Jenn Webb

CIO vision 2025: Bridging the gap between BI and AI

1 week ago
Nearly a decade after they emerged from science labs, AI and machine learning are firmly embedded in enterprise technology environments and are starting to generate value for many businesses. It is increasingly difficult to find organizations that have not at least explored AI use in their business in some way. In a survey, conducted by…
MIT Technology Review Insights

The Download: AI-generated art and YouTube’s algorithm

1 week ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it. Those cool AI-generated images you’ve seen across the internet? There’s a good chance they are based on the works of Greg…
Rhiannon Williams

Hated that video? YouTube’s algorithm might push you another just like it.

1 week ago
YouTube’s recommendation algorithm drives 70% of what people watch on the platform. That algorithm shapes the information billions of people consume, and YouTube has controls that purport to allow people to adjust what it shows them. But, a new study finds, those tools don’t do much. Instead, users have little power to keep unwanted videos—including…
Hana Kiros

Zero trust closes the end-user gap in cybersecurity

1 week 1 day ago
You may have noticed it’s a little harder to get around in cyberspace. More six-digit authorization codes texted to your phone. More requests to confirm the name of your first pet or fourth-grade teacher. More boxes to check to “trust this device.” Overall, having to prove more often that you are you. It’s not your…
MIT Technology Review Insights

This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.

1 week 4 days ago
Those cool AI-generated images you’ve seen across the internet? There’s a good chance they are based on the works of Greg Rutkowski. Rutkowski is a Polish digital artist who uses classical painting styles to create dreamy fantasy landscapes. He has made illustrations for games such as Sony’s Horizon Forbidden West, Ubisoft’s Anno, Dungeons & Dragons,…
Melissa Heikkilä

The Download: discovering proteins, and Pakistan’s climate crisis

1 week 4 days ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. An AI that can design new proteins could help unlock new cures and materials What’s happened?: A new AI tool could help researchers discover previously unknown proteins and design entirely new ones. When…
Rhiannon Williams

The Checkup: What minimally conscious brains can do

1 week 4 days ago
Hello, and welcome to this first edition of The Checkup! Every week I’ll be covering what I think are the most exciting, fascinating, and controversial developments in health, medical science, and biotech—and how they might help diagnose, treat, enhance, or even harm us. Thanks for joining me! (If you want to be among the first…
Jessica Hamzelou

The “fingerprints” of climate change are clear in Pakistan’s devastating floods

1 week 5 days ago
Climate change very likely intensified the South Asian monsoon that flooded Pakistan in recent weeks, killing more than 1,000 people and destroying nearly 2 million homes. That’s according to a new analysis by World Weather Attribution, a network of scientists who use climate models, weather observations, and other tools to determine whether global warming increased…
James Temple

An AI that can design new proteins could help unlock new cures and materials 

1 week 5 days ago
A new AI tool could help researchers discover previously unknown proteins and design entirely new ones. When harnessed, it could help unlock the development of more efficient vaccines, speed up research for the cure to cancer, or lead to completely new materials. Alphabet-owned AI lab DeepMind took the world by surprise in 2020 when it…
Melissa Heikkilä

Customer experience and the future of work

1 week 5 days ago
Major trends such as the impact of covid-19 on accelerating digital commerce, remote and hybrid working, and changing employee expectations driving the “great resignation” are having profound effects on workforce strategies in contact centers worldwide. Indeed, as an industry that requires a high volume of employees, often in hourly paid positions, and with roles becoming…
MIT Technology Review Insights

An AI used medical notes to teach itself to spot disease on chest x-rays

1 week 5 days ago
After crunching through thousands of chest x-rays and the clinical reports that accompany them, an AI has learned to spot diseases in those scans as accurately as a human radiologist. The majority of current diagnostic AI models are trained on scans labeled by humans, but that labeling is a time-consuming process. The new model, called…
Rhiannon Williams
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How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral

10 hours 18 minutes ago
Hi, and welcome back to China Report! If you are on Twitter and follow news about China, you likely have heard a pretty wild rumor recently: that President Xi Jinping was under house arrest and that there was about to be a major power grab in the country. First of all, let me be very…
Zeyi Yang

Maximize data outcomes by investing in people and systems

15 hours 28 minutes ago
In any enterprise, digital transformation is not only a technology transformation but enables business transformation itself, driving new products, solutions and innovations. Having an efficient data strategy is critical to any successful digital transformation but requires careful investment into both people and systems. “To achieve that goal, availability of good data, of the right data,…
MIT Technology Review Insights

How robots and AI are helping develop better batteries

16 hours 18 minutes ago
Around the start of the year, Carnegie Mellon researchers used a robotic system to run dozens of experiments designed to generate electrolytes that could enable lithium-ion batteries to charge faster, addressing one of the major obstacles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. The system of automated pumps, valves, and instruments, known as Clio, mixed…
James Temple

The Download: asteroid deflection, and Florida’s approaching hurricane

19 hours 8 minutes ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Watch the moment NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid What’s happened: NASA is celebrating the success of humanity’s first test of a planetary defense system: crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in…
Rhiannon Williams

Watch the moment NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid

21 hours 20 minutes ago
NASA is celebrating the success of humanity’s first test of a planetary defense system: crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in order to change its orbit. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, was intentionally smashed into the asteroid Dimorphos at 7:14 p.m. US Eastern time last night, spelling the end to a successful…
Rhiannon Williams

How DeepMind thinks it can make chatbots safer

21 hours 51 minutes ago
To receive The Algorithm in your inbox every Monday, sign up here. Welcome to the Algorithm!  Some technologists hope that one day we will develop a superintelligent AI system that people will be able to have conversations with. Ask it a question, and it will offer an answer that sounds like something composed by a human…
Melissa Heikkilä

Audio Postcard: Real-time farming

1 day 13 hours ago
This episode, we’re doing something a little bit different. Join us as we take a trip to a Californian vineyard to learn about how it’s deploying sensors and other forms of AI. We meet:  Dirk Heuvel, vice president of vineyard operations, McManis Family Vineyards Credits: This episode was produced by Jennifer Strong with help from…
Anthony Green

Hybrid cloud wins rely on data protection

1 day 17 hours ago
After silicon chipmaker Broadcom acquired CA Technologies in 2018 and Symantec Enterprise in 2019, it decided to invest in hybrid cloud environments, which integrate and orchestrate public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises services. The CA and Symantec acquisitions onboarded vastly different tech stacks and operation workflows, with a variety of hosting scenarios: on-premises, colocation, and…
MIT Technology Review Insights

The Download: dual-driving AI, and Russia’s Telegram propaganda

1 day 19 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. This startup’s AI is smart enough to drive different types of vehicles The news: Wayve, a driverless-car startup based in London, has made a machine-learning model that can drive two different types of…
Rhiannon Williams

This startup’s AI is smart enough to drive different types of vehicles

2 days ago
Wayve, a driverless-car startup based in London, has made a machine-learning model that can drive two different types of vehicle: a passenger car and a delivery van. It is the first time the same AI driver has learned to drive multiple vehicles. The news comes less than a year after Wayve showed that it could…
Will Douglas Heaven

How we’ll transplant tiny organ-like blobs of cells into people

4 days 17 hours ago
To the naked eye, organoids aren’t much to look at. They’re basically tiny blobs. Closer inspection reveals their true complexity: these lab-grown balls of cells can resemble miniature organs. So far, organoids have mostly been used for research. But teams have started transplanting them into animals with the hope of curing disease. Humans are next—albeit…
Jessica Hamzelou

The Download: YouTube’s deadly crafts, and DeepMind’s new chatbot

4 days 19 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The YouTube baker fighting back against deadly “craft hacks” Ann Reardon is probably the last person whose content you’d expect to be banned from YouTube. A former Australian youth worker and a mother…
Rhiannon Williams

The YouTube baker fighting back against deadly “craft hacks”

4 days 22 hours ago
Ann Reardon is probably the last person whose content you’d expect to be banned from YouTube. A former Australian youth worker and a mother of  three, she has her own cookbook, has baked for the BBC, and once made a coin-size apple pie for two baby chicks. Since 2011 she’s been using her YouTube channel…
Amelia Tait

The Download: authoritarian tech, and tower-building drones

5 days 18 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The world is moving closer to a new cold war fought with authoritarian tech Despite President Biden’s assurances at Wednesday’s United Nations meeting that the US is not seeking a new cold war,…
Rhiannon Williams

The world is moving closer to a new cold war fought with authoritarian tech

5 days 22 hours ago
Despite President Biden’s assurances at Wednesday’s United Nations meeting that the US is not seeking a new cold war, one is brewing between the world’s autocracies and democracies—and technology is fuelling it. Late last week, Iran, Turkey, Myanmar, and a handful of other countries took steps toward becoming full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization…
Tate Ryan-Mosley

Patients immersed in virtual reality during surgery may need less anesthetic

6 days 13 hours ago
Immersing patients in virtual reality could help reduce the amount of local anesthetic needed for surgery, a new study has found. A team of researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston split 34 patients undergoing elective hand surgery into two equal-size groups. One group was given a VR headset and offered a range…
Rhiannon Williams

Watch this team of drones 3D-print a tower

6 days 16 hours ago
A mini-swarm’s worth of drones have been trained to work together to 3D-print some simple towers. One day, the method could help with challenging projects such as post-disaster construction or even repairs on buildings that are too high to access safely, the team behind it hopes. Inspired by the way bees or wasps construct large…
Tammy Xu
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