Coronoavirus Contact Tracing Smartphone App

Singapore developed a contact-tracing smartphone app called TraceTogther. It allow Singapore to quickly track people who have been exposed to confirmed coronavirus cases. The app can identify people who have been within 2 meters of coronavirus patients for at least 30 minutes, using wireless Bluetooth technology. The app was developed by the Singapore Government Technology …

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Russian FaceApp Now Has Pictures of Over 150 Million People

FaceApp is based in St. Petersburg, Russia and over 150 million people have uploaded faces and names to the app. FaceApp owns a never-ending and irrevocable royalty-free license to do anything they want with the pictures and data. This brings to mind the Game of Thrones Arya Stark- Faceless Men Assassin images. Brian WangBrian Wang …

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Billionaires 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 enormous challenges of healthcare and harnessing its full benefits.” While the initial focus will be …

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Intelligence 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, won the Brian Preservation Foundation’s Small Mammal Prize. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a …

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Ultrasound 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, clinics and doctors offices and with first responders and field medics. Butterfly iQ is FDA …

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Daniel 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 is the founder and Executive Director of Exponential Medicine since 2011, a conference that explores …

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Accurately 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 Cardiogram app on Apple Watch. Most of the participants in the UCSF Health eHeart study …

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