— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) February 16, 2020The passage highlighted in the fictional story coincidentally described how a virus, called Wuhan 400, was developed in a research facility outside of the city of Wuhan, which ironically is the epicentre of the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Congress leader shares picture of fiction novel, asks if coronavirus is a Chinese biological weapon
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One of the first areas Lenovo identified for improvement was its packaging. Not only did the company start sourcing its cardboard from sustainably managed forests, it also began shipping its products in bulk. “Instead of getting an individual box for a laptop, we can bulk pack 20 or 50 laptops in a single carton, greatly reducing the amount of material needed, as well as reducing our carbon footprint and shipping costs,” says Lane Jesseph, the mobile workstation senior product manager. … [Read more...] about What the world’s largest computer company is doing to help combat climate change
Perhaps most valuable, is how BIG has figured out how to propose and fund research and experimentation into every step of the design development process. Take the design competition. “We have big ideas born in the competition stage,” Lange says. “When we win those competitions, we also win that big idea. Then, when we negotiate contracts and so on, we not only discuss our regular fees, we ask the clients if they are wiling to pay for a feasibility study of the big idea. Then, it’s our job to prove that it’s not so crazy.” … [Read more...] about Inside BIG Ideas, the Incubator Where Architects Become Inventors
Madara’s example is not an anomaly. Still, artificial intelligence is increasingly being added to doctors’ workflows—and big companies are involved. Despite public backlash to Google’s quiet partnership with Ascension, which involved the company accessing patients’ data without their explicit consent, the two companies are continuing to partner (notably, the two biggest health record companies, Epic and Cerner, have decided not to work with Google). “Super super proud of our work with Ascension,” said David Feinberg, head of Google Health, at a conference hosted by Startup Health. In that work, Google is developing machine learning algorithms to help doctors sift through electronic health records—like Google search for doctors. More specifically, the platform aims to organize patient records in a cohesive way. The work is currently ongoing at two hospitals, and Feinberg indicates that it will eventually be coming to more Ascension … [Read more...] about Can high-tech capitalism fix the healthcare industry?
Fairly early on in my career I learned an important lesson: Question everything. This is not me being pessimistic about people’s capabilities—in fact, I think people are capable of more than anyone imagines—but this is me being practical. Think about how every company has policies and procedures in place that seek to confirm everything is being done right. From how small companies check physical inventory against what’s in the computer system to how large companies engage in annual audits with external firms, this idea to “trust, but verify” is pivotal. … [Read more...] about Try these 4 steps to avoid a bad relationship . . . with a vendor