Enter AI Theoretically, this is where artificial intelligence can step in. Lots of startups and large tech companies are working on software that will make sense of all the various data inputs. The idea is that AI will analyze patient data and offer suggestions for diagnosis or treatment. But Madara warned that healthcare providers should be sure to understand what artificial intelligence can and cannot do before employing it, because so often the technology is a black box. He described an algorithm designed to look at x-rays showing lung disease and determine which patients needed more care. It was able to make the distinction, but it wasn’t always making determinations based on the health data itself. A review of the algorithm found it was also analyzing whether the x-ray was taken on a portable x-ray or one in a radiology suite. “All it had to know is that the patient was sick enough that they couldn’t be transported,” Madara said. … [Read more...] about Don’t count on tech to cure healthcare’s many ills
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In the new digital-driven entertainment world, where you need both content and distribution to be king, small and medium-size players simply won’t be able to go it alone. Which means Lionsgate isn’t the only company that will likely get absorbed by a bigger media company looking to suck up more content. MGM—whose TV arm is on a roll as the producer of The Handmaid’s Tale—has also been discussed as a possible target, possibly from John Malone’s Liberty Media. … [Read more...] about AT&T is acquiring Time Warner. Now what?
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Hulu, whose streaming service of TV, movies, and originals has 12 million U.S. subscribers (compared with Netflix’s 54 million), is charging into the most exciting—and daunting—new frontier in the multibillion-dollar entertainment business: the effort to save cable TV before it collapses under its own bloat. Twenty percent of U.S. households are now cable-free, and “skinny bundles”—as the industry unfortunately calls them—attempt to offer people who gave up on cable (“cord cutters”) or have avoided it altogether (“cord nevers”) an alternative. AT&T’s new DirecTV Now service, which launched last November, notched 200,000 subscribers in its first month alone, and critics have lauded Sony’s PlayStation Vue for letting users stream to more than one device at a time. But this nascent category is suffering from growing pains. Each service more or less offers the same broadcast and cable networks, making it … [Read more...] about Can Hulu Reprogram The Way We Watch TV?
For several years, Hastings has used YouTube as a yardstick for how much growth he sees ahead for Netflix. In April 2017, Hastings, during another earnings video with an analyst, said, “Our viewing is very large and growing, but nowhere near as big as YouTube, citing YouTube’s then standard of 1 billion hours a day in video, comparing it with his company’s mere 1 billion hours a week. “So we definitely have YouTube envy,” he added. He brings YouTube up as a competitor almost every quarter, and he did so again Tuesday afternoon. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s YouTube envy puts it on an unsustainable path