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Using Machine Learning to Predict Fitbit Sleep Scores


Before we do any further analysis using our data we need to split the entire data set into three different subsets: training set, validation set and test set. The test set is also referred to as hold-out set and once we split it from the remaining data we do not touch it again until we have trained and tweaked our Machine Learning models to a point where we think they will perform well on data that they have never seen before. We split the remaining data into a training and a validation set. This allows us to train our models on the training data and then evaluate their performance on the validation data. In theory, we can then go and tweak our models and evaluate them on the validation data again and thereby find ways to improve model performance.

Stanford Launches Online Program on AI in Healthcare


The Stanford Center for Health Education has launched an online program on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. Designed for technology professionals, computer scientists, and healthcare providers, the program aims to advance the delivery of patient care and improve global health outcomes through artificial intelligence and machine learning. The online program will be taught by faculty from Stanford Medicine. The program's goal is to foster a common understanding of the potential for AI to safely and ethically improve patient care. "Effective use of AI in healthcare requires knowing more than just the algorithms and how they work," says Nigam Shah, associate professor of medicine and biomedical data science, the faculty director of the new program.

Human Factor in AI: Human Skills for the Digital Future


Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting better at performing complex human tasks. In an increasingly automated world, we will have to redefine our value by recognizing and nurturing skills that are uniquely human. AI is excellent at automating routine knowledge work and generating new insights from existing data. Humans have curiosity about the things we don't yet know. To stay ahead of AI in an increasingly automated world, we need to start cultivating our most human abilities on a societal level.

How AI in Fitness is revolutionizing the Fitness industry?


The advent of artificial intelligence and its subsets (computer vision, machine learning, NLP, and more) is modernizing the health and fitness industry at an unprecedented rate. By making fitness machines, gadgets, wearables, and mobile applications smarter, this technology is helping people to stay fit and healthy. Right from helping businesses in this industry in improving their marketing and sales strategies to assisting people to reshape their day-to-day habits, AI is playing a big role in the fitness world. And if you are wondering how AI has become a game-changer, then this article is for you. Here, we have listed all the benefits it renders to the fitness world.

Real-World Applications of Artificial Intelligence To Improve Medication Management Across the Care Continuum - Electronic Health Reporter


Discussions about the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare often span multiple areas, most commonly about making more accurate diagnoses, identifying at-risk populations, and better understanding how individual patients will respond to medicines and treatment protocols. To date, there has been relatively little discussion about practical applications of AI to improve medication management across the care continuum, an area this article will address. What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions prescription drugs in the United States? In poll after poll, the high and rising costs of medications are American voters' top healthcare-related issue. This concern is well founded.

Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade


Just over two weeks after an unprecedented hack led to the compromise of the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and dozens more, authorities have charged three men in connection with the incident. The alleged "mastermind" is a 17-year-old from Tampa, who will be tried as an adult. There are still plenty of details outstanding about how they might have pulled it off, but court documents show how a trail of bitcoin and IP addresses led investigators to the alleged hackers. A Garmin ransomware hack disrupted more than just workouts during a days-long outage; security researchers see it as part of a troubling trend of "big game hunting" among ransomware groups. In other alarming trends, hackers are breaking into news sites to publish misinformation through their content management systems, giving them an air of legitimacy.

A Once-Baked Potato


I'm really not ready to go for a long, high speed trip in a completely automated car. I say that because of my baked potatoes. I've done it many times before. Here is my typical process. I take out a variety of vegetables to chop and chop the broccoli, red onion, garlic, red pepper while the potatoes are in the microwave.

How AI is uncovering the 'dark matter of nutrition'


We know that plants are critical for health, but do not fully understand why. Humans have not mapped the breadth of what plants offer, nor have we pinpointed the specific biological mechanisms of action triggered in our bodies when we eat them. This knowledge gap exists at the molecular level, with a need to understand how phytonutrients – tiny plant molecules with anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective and neuroprotective properties – work in our bodies. In fact, the scientific community refers to the vast world of phytonutrients as the "dark matter of nutrition" because less than 1% of these molecules have been catalogued to date. The opportunity to learn more about phytonutrients and further tangibly connect their impact to health is massive.

AI in Fitness: Top 10 AI-based Personal Trainers


Health is wealth- we all refer to this old saying to highlight the importance of health and fitness in our lives. But how many of us do actually have a fitness routine? Digging deeper into the facts; approximately 3/4th of adults worldwide do not exercise at all. In fact, inadequate physical activity has been identified as one of the main risk factors of death worldwide over the past decade.

AI ecosystem in India is evolving at a very rapid pace - Vikas Sood - The Tech Pod


Clove Dental offers a comprehensive set of oral healthcare services, leverages best-in-class equipment, and utilizes the latest pain-management technology to provide affordable healthcare of the highest quality. To establish itself as the industry leader, Clove adheres to the highest standards in clinic safety and hygiene, customer service, and recruiting, with a constant focus on ethics and transparency. Vikas Sood is the Chief Information Officer at Clove Dental. In an interaction with The Tech Pod, Vikas speaks about the future of AI in healthcare. Tell us something about yourself and what does your company do?