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appBillionaires Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet are teaming with JP Morgan Chase to disrupt healthcare insurance

Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are forming an independent company, “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” to “provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.” They say they’ll be “tackling the …

appIntelligence 2.0 – Brain, AI and Hybrids

A Foresight Vision panel on brain, computers and intersections between them. David Eagleman, Robert McIntyre, Randal Koene, Nell Watson are on the panel. Robert McIntyre runs the company Nectome. In 2015, Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation (ASC), developed by Nectome founder Robert McIntyre, …

appUltrasound on a chip using an array of sensors will make ultrasound 50 times lower cost in 2018

A regular ultrasound machine costs over $100,000 but a new ultrasound on a chip device attached to smartphone will be $2000 in 2018. It will be portable and will eventually make ultrasound as common as blood pressure cuffs in hospitals, …

appDaniel Kraft on Singularity Medicine

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. With over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine Track for Singularity University since its inception. He …

appAccurately detecting heartattacks and strokes with Apple Watch and fitbits

Heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco used the Apple Watch for 97 percent accurate detection the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm. The study involved 6,158 participants recruited through the …