The people who saw Rony Abovitz’s TEDxTalk in December 2012 never would have guessed that, less than two years later, Abovitz would collect more than $US500 million from some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley. When Abovitz first told his younger sister, Mindy, what he planned to do onstage that day in Sarasota, Florida, she didn’t believe him. TED, a global conference organisation, hosts panels for people to share “Ideas Worth Spreading,” and what he wanted to do sounded too wild. “No,” she needled him. “You’re not doing that.” But Abovitz, the founder and CEO of a $US2 billion startup called Magic Leap, has never subscribed to conventional ideas about what is or isn’t possible, nor what should or shouldn’t be done. A few months later, Mindy and her mother flew to Sarasota to hear Rony talk. The conference invited him to speak as the cofounder of a successful medical-robotics company and as Magic … [Read more...] about GOOGLE’S $500 MILLION MAN: Meet The ‘Weird’ Guy Trying To Invent A New Computing Platform
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The United States will need up to 120,000 additional doctors, including a minimum of 42,600 primary care physicians, by 2030, and international medical graduates play an important role in helping alleviate the crisis. Students who attend medical schools outside the U.S. are more likely to go into primary care, particularly in rural areas where need is greatest, said Dr. Richard Olds, president of St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. "We often talk about the physician shortage, which is true, but a far greater problem is now distribution of doctors geographically," Olds said. There are many reasons for the nationwide provider shortage: The limited number of slots in residency training programs, the time it takes to train medical professionals and increased health care utilization as more people gain health insurance. However, demographics are the biggest driver, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Over the next 12 years, the 65 and older … [Read more...] about International medical graduates expected to fill gap in U.S. health care
Hungry, but can't get away from your desk? Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant? Uber Eats has got you. The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary. The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller Beach, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers."You can use the Uber Eats app … [Read more...] about Uber Eats now delivering restaurant meals to most of Lake County
A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of strategy+business. On the Stanford University campus, you could practically throw a rock and hit 100 graduate students who are building apps that enable people to communicate more effectively. But Terry Winograd is particularly enthusiastic about the app one of his graduate students, Catalin Voss, is working on. Voss, a native of Germany who completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees last June at the age of 21, is working on an app that deploys Google Glass, linked to a smartphone, to help autistic children recognize human emotions through facial expressions. Venture capitalists weren’t interested, even though Voss had created and sold a startup that used eye-tracking technology to monitor attentiveness to a Toyota subsidiary while still a freshman. But Terry Winograd was interested. “It runs, it has AI [artificial intelligence],” says Winograd, who 20-odd years ago advised another … [Read more...] about Siri, Who Is Terry Winograd?
Most people know Watson as IBM’s answer to Jeopardy star Ken Jennings. But IBM’s aspirations for its artificially intelligent supercomputer are now less quiz show champion and more medical genius. “Watson, the supercomputer that is now the world Jeopardy champion, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy,” MIT’s Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. “I’m convinced that if it’s not already the world’s best diagnostician, it will be soon.” Watson is already capable of storing far more medical information than doctors, and unlike humans, its decisions are all evidence-based and free of cognitive biases and overconfidence. As IBM scientists continue to train Watson to apply its vast stores of knowledge to actual medical decision-making, it’s likely just a matter of time before its diagnostic performance surpasses that of even the sharpest doctors. Back … [Read more...] about IBM’s Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World