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Google confirms Pixel Watch coming this fall and more digital health briefs


After months of rumors, Google announced its own smartwatch, called the Pixel Watch, will be coming this fall. Although the tech giant has supported smartwatches through its wearable operating system and completed its acquisition of Fitbit last year, this is Google's first branded smartwatch. The Pixel Watch will have a circular, domed design made with recycled stainless steel and customizable bands. Even though the watch also has plenty of features not concerned with health tracking, Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of devices and services, teased the Pixel Watch's "deep integration" with Fitbit that will include heart rate and sleep tracking as well as workout metrics users can measure against their goals. Meanwhile, Google is entering a crowded market for health-tracking wearables, with competitors like Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Withings and Garmin.

Here's everything Google announced at I/O 2022


For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Google's annual I/O developer conference returned to the historic Shoreline Amphitheatre. In an in-person event that saw the company share details on its latest breakthroughs in AI, machine translation and more, Google also found time to outline some of the hardware it plans to release later this year. In case you missed the chance to watch the event live, here are the biggest announcements from I/O 2022. Google may have teased its latest flagship devices at I/O, but the company's new Pixel 6a stole the show. Available to pre-order on July 21st, the $449 device will feature the search giant's homegrown Tensor AI chipset and a 12-megapixel camera that shipss with the latest version of Google's Magic Eraser photo editing tool. The company also promised to support the Pixel 6a with five years of security updates.

High-tech exercise equipment relies on artificial intelligence


Stephanie Kesselring, owner of Exercise Coach in Seminole, says her studio and its technology is designed to cater to an individual’s time crunch and capabilities.

State of Fashion Technology Report 2022


In 2021, fashion companies invested between 1.6 and 1.8 percent of their revenues in technology. By 2030, that figure is expected to rise to between 3.0 and 3.5 percent. Behind the predicted increase is a conviction among many that technology could create a competitive edge--in customer-facing activities, where companies have mostly focused to date, and, more increasingly, in operations. Technologies such as robotics, advanced analytics, and in-store applications may help streamline processes and support sustainability, as well as create an exceptional customer experience (exhibit). This report is a collaborative effort by Imran Amed, Anita Balchandani, Achim Berg, Holger Harreis, Manuel Hurtado, Saga af Petersens, Roger Roberts, and Carlos Sanchez Altable, representing views from the Apparel, Fashion & Luxury Practice.

Pinaki Laskar on LinkedIn: #artificialintelligence #algorithms #aitechnology


AI Researcher, Cognitive Technologist Inventor - AI Thinking, Think Chain Innovator - AIOT, XAI, Autonomous Cars, IIOT Founder Fisheyebox Spatial Computing Savant, Transformative Leader, Industry X.0 Practitioner What is the most concerning aspect of AI technology to you? It is mindlessnes relying on blind numeric statistical algorithms. It is largely an automated, unconscious, customary, brainless, senseless or habitual automatic intelligence lacking intelligence. Mindfulness is a state of mind where a person is present in the present and notices the present changes, whereas mindlessness is a state of mind where the mind is failing to know the changes in the present. Everything we do, we do mindfully or mindlessly, as there are habitual behavior and intelligent behavior.

Brain Power or AI? Which is the better Technology


Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world. The amazing technology that has been developed in the last decade is starting to make things easier for us. It is taking over many of the jobs and tasks that were once done by humans. But is this a good thing? Is this a bad thing? Is there a point where Artificial Intelligence will take over so much that humans won't be able to do anything?

Focus on humans -- The grail for healthcare technology & automation


Healthcare is one of the most complex products our economy produces. Over the next 50 years, global health megatrends will change dramatically & we are headed to face increased risks of exposure to new, emerging and re-emerging diseases, new pandemics with surging globalisation, all putting a huge pressure on the healthcare system. Massive variations in health status, lack of access to quality health care, poor health outcomes and increasing cost of care are huge concerns globally. The Freaking future of healthcare pushes us to achieve a more intuitive, responsive, empathetic, cost effective and safer health systems. Only possible when the entire ecosystem & the stakeholders raise the collective expectations of how the system performs today.

The brain learns completely differently than we've assumed since the 20th century


The brain is a complex network containing billions of neurons, where each of these neurons communicates simultaneously with thousands of other via their synapses (links). However, the neuron actually collects its many synaptic incoming signals through several extremely long ramified "arms" only, called dendritic trees. In 1949 Donald Hebb's pioneering work suggested that learning occurs in the brain by modifying the strength of the synapses, whereas neurons function as the computational elements in the brain. This has remained the common assumption until today. Using new theoretical results and experiments on neuronal cultures, a group of scientists, led by Prof. Ido Kanter, of the Department of Physics and the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, has demonstrated that the central assumption for nearly 70 years that learning occurs only in the synapses is mistaken.

Best vegan chicken nuggets (2022)


Meat analogues or "plant-based" meats, such as the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger, have received wide media coverage over the past several years. As fast food chains have begun offering meat-free versions of their popular sandwiches, much of this content has been positive, such as my write-up about the Burger King Impossible Whopper for my local newspaper. When compared to their meat counterparts, however, the nutritional "healthiness" of these analogues has not been fully researched. It will require long-term study to determine if they can replace animal meat in a well-rounded diet due to their lack of overall amino acid "completeness," concerns regarding additives and processing, and questions about their sustainability in terms of overall manufacturer impact on the environment. Despite these unknowns, there is still significant interest in creating these foods for several reasons.

CRUX Launches 'Fitbit for Knowledge'


Deployed on quality content platforms, the world's first knowledge dashboard leverages innovative technology to show users how much they know about the topics they care about CRUX, the developer of Knowledge Quantification technology used, is launching Knowledge Hub for deployment on quality content platforms and publisher sites. Knowledge Hub provides each user with a complete view of all the topics they are reading about – and how much of each topic they have already covered. The Knowledge Hub shows users in real time the impact of important content they have not yet read – and provides a personalized knowledge journey of the best articles to increase their knowledge. Knowledge Hub is the latest user experience based on CRUX's innovative knowledge quantification technology that measures each user's knowledge based on the content they consume. Deployed on quality publishers like NIKKEI, Sifted and The American Prospect, the technology is revolutionizing user engagement, retention and conversion.