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Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

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Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. "We've spent a little over two years doing research and development before we launched the app in 2018 in France," co-founder and CMO Aurore Tran told me. Foodvisor has raised $1.5 million so far (€1.4 million). The company is using deep learning to enable image recognition and detect what you're about to eat.


IBM announces 2019 Call For Code grand prize winner

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IBM today announced the 2019 Call for Code grand prize was awarded to Prometeo for developing a health monitoring platform for firefighters. The Barcelona-based team consisting of a nurse, a firefighter, and three developers will receive $200,000 and assistance from IBM and its partners to bring the project to life. TNW's finance, blockchain, and business event is coming up soon Promoteo began as an endeavor by firefighter Joan Herrera. Realizing there were no systems in place to monitor the health of firefighters combating wildfires, Herrera and nurse Vicenç Padró began collecting data by hand. Eventually, they joined forces with three IT professionals, Salomé Valero, Josep Ràfols, and Marco Rodriguez, and the team joined the Call For Code challenge.


Health leaders ramp up AI investments as confidence in the technology grows

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Trust in artificial intelligence technology is rising sharply across healthcare, with many leaders predicting tangible cost savings in under three years. WHY IT MATTERS That's boosting investment in AI systems, according to a new Optum survey of 500 U.S. health industry leaders from hospitals, health plans, life sciences and employers, which also found 22 percent of respondents are in the late stages of AI strategy implementation. The study found revealed a nearly 90 percent increase in the number of respondents who said their organizations have a strategy in place and have implemented AI, with an average investment of just under $40 million over the next five years. Administrative process improvements top the list of investment priorities, led by technologies to help automate business processes like administrative tasks or customer service. Artificial intelligence is also expected to boost job growth and expand employment opportunities, according to survey respondents, although training in AI is seen as a stumbling block – nearly nine in 10 respondents said AI training is not happening fast enough.


Can AI make shopping stress-free? - Microsoft News Centre Europe

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Despite applying multiple filters and typing in carefully crafted keywords, you still can't find what you're looking for online. Overwhelmed by choice, you scroll the page for the fourth time trying to choose one of the 15 shades of white paint. Do you want Paper White or Chalk White? Maybe you want beige instead. You start to wish you never undertook this do-it-yourself (DIY) project; surely, shopping should not be this hard.


Hu Li Lab Mayo Clinic

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Hu Li, Ph.D. and his research team are focused on systems biology, systems pharmacology and individualized systems medicine. Li's team is active in developing novel network tools and harnessing machine learning methods to study context-dependent activities of regulatory networks at genome-wide scale. The major theme in the research team is to develop novel computational methods that can detect meaningful biological information embedded in the sea of Big Data and uncover novel regulatory mechanisms that explain the properties of biological phenotypes to benefit individualized disease diagnosis, drug discovery, and precision medicine. The developed computational platforms can greatly illuminate the understanding of disease mechanisms underlying drugs' modes of action, addressing key challenges in Big Data-oriented biomedical complex systems and will ultimately lead to precision medicine for each patient suffering from a devastating disease. His team is currently working on ways to elucidate how regulatory networks that constitute a constellation of genes drive disease formation and progression in different individual patients to provide novel perspective in designing network-based treatments to realize translational individualized precision medicine.


Pinterest says AI reduced reported self-harm content by 88%

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Today is World Mental Health Day, an opportunity for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma that was first marked in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In recognition of the day, Pinterest this morning detailed ways it's helping better serve users struggling with emotional well-being. Specifically, Pinterest says it's using machine learning techniques to identify and hide content that displays, rationalizes, or encourages self-injury. The company says it has achieved an 88% reduction in reports of self-harm content by users and that it's now able to remove such content 3 times faster. Additionally, over 4,600 search terms and phrases related to self-harm have been removed from the platform, Pinterest says, and links to free and confidential support from expert resources are now more prominently displayed to members who search for those keywords.


26 things on Amazon that will make your life easier

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. Let's face it: Life is hard. But it doesn't have to be, especially if you have these 26 products from Amazon. From a robot vacuum to a smart pet feeder, your day to day routine is about to get a lot easier.


Driving better patient engagement outcomes with AI & machine learning: Now more than ever, patients are willing to incorporate emerging technologies in all aspects of their lives -- including using AI and machine learning to assist them in managing health outcomes.

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Now more than ever, patients are willing to incorporate emerging technologies in all aspects of their lives -- including using AI and machine learning to assist them in managing health outcomes. In sharp contrast to patients' overall comfort level with AI being used in their care, recent data suggests only 35 percent of patients say they feel valued by their physician's office. Furthermore, only 50 percent of patients said their physicians are readily available, with one-fifth of patients either disagreeing or strongly disagreeing that their physicians are easily accessible. We can do better to reach this key population, providing better access to care and quality engagement. Enter AI and machine learning.


Research Associate in Medical Statistics/Machine Learning and Data Analysis : Oxford Road, Manchester

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Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Medical Statistics/Machine Learning and Data Analysis in the Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences. The post will be tenable on a fixed term basis for 30 months. You will join the Division and take responsibility for an area of research under the supervision of Professor Niels Peek. You will apply innovative analytical methods from statistics and machine learning to routine healthcare datasets, in order to detect clustering of conditions (multimorbidity) across the adult life course. You will work closely with collaborators from the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) system in Swansea, Wales, and collaborators from the Alan Turing Institute in Leeds, Oxford, and London.


Uses For AI In Health Care Marketing

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The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) -- once discussed in concept but with few practical applications -- is now a reality in practically every aspect of today's world. Name an industry, and you can be sure that AI applications play a part in its operations. The use of AI is one of the fastest-growing trends in marketing today. But from what I've seen as the president of a digital marketing agency that works in the health care and wellness sector, AI is having the biggest impact in health care marketing. The proof is in the dollars: The national AI health care market is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021.