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Artificial intelligence, automation and the future of nursing Canadian Nurse

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Picture this: a patient walks into the emergency department and sits in front of the "triage nurse" -- a computer that uses advanced algorithms to ask questions based on the patient's answers. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are testing robotic decision supports that schedule nursing tasks and assign rooms to patients. TAVIE uses pre-recorded videos of a nurse to coach patients to manage their health condition and make behaviour changes. Ryan Chan, an emergency nurse and a master's student, is working with Booth and his research team as they develop an online computer game to teach electronic medication administration to nursing students.


How to Apply Artificial Intelligence to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic - ExtremeTech

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But the AI's work isn't done yet. Comparing the change in genetic code with infection rates and virulence factors could give us a better model for working toward a vaccine for this insufferable virus. And if we finally managed to program an AI that would tell us how it arrives at its conclusions, that would be a powerful collaboration indeed. Imagine an AI that evolves with the virus it tracks.


Meet the World's First Robot Lawyer

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The brainchild of London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder, the artificial intelligence-driven chatbot has already gotten 160,000 people out of parking tickets. "In the 21 months since the free service was launched in London and now New York, Browder says DoNotPay has taken on 250,000 cases and won 160,000, giving it a success rate of 64% appealing over 4m of parking tickets," Gibbs writes. "Browder's next challenge for the AI lawyer is helping people with flight delay compensation, as well as helping the HIV positive understand their rights and acting as a guide for refugees navigating foreign legal systems," Gibbs explains. Browder is also "exploring a developer platform that only requires legal knowledge, not a coding background, which could spawn further useful chatbots to help dispense simple legal advice without exorbitant fees."


Cool: AI chatbot lawyer slays 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

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Proving that chatbots can actually be useful in real life, an automated lawyer chatbot has successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York. Browder, a self-taught coder, created the bot after receiving 30 parking tickets at the age of 18, making him somewhat of an expert on being ticketed. With the success of the bot in appealing parking fines, Browder has expanded the service to provide assistance to people seeking flight delay compensation, as well as helping people who are HIV positive understand their rights. If you live in London or New York and wish to appeal a parking ticket, visit DoNotPay.com,


'No Fats, No Femmes' documentary to explore the 'politics of desirability'

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Seeing the frequency of such language inspired Lewis years later to create a feature-length documentary to interrogate and explore race, desire and body image, and the ways in which they're informed by media, pop culture and capitalism. The Times spoke with Lewis, who's known online as Fat Femme, following his-her recent West Coast visit about the documentary -- which is slated for a 2017 completion date -- how people "fail gender" and how gender deviant and trans people fit into the Black Lives Matter movement. The "no fats, no femmes" ideology is often used by gay men [on dating sites] situating their desires within a framework that excludes particular kinds of bodies, mostly those fat, feminine, disabled, HIV positive and the list goes on. How do the topics you're raising in "No Fats, No Femmes" intersect with the Black Lives Matter movement, and what seems like the exclusion of black trans and gender nonconforming people in that movement?


AI helps answer thousands of health queries in Zambia via SMS

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For many people in Zambia with health queries, sending a text message is the best way to get it answered. U-report, a free SMS-based service set up by UNICEF and run by volunteers, receives many thousands of questions a month, many specifically about HIV and AIDS. With people constantly texting U-report for all kinds of HIV information and advice, the automated version uses machine learning algorithms to sort messages into eight categories: symptoms, HIV testing, treatment, pregnancy, transmission, prevention, definition, and male circumcision. UNICEF recently tested the system on 60,000 messages, finding it accurate and fast.


AI helps answer thousands of health queries in Zambia via SMS

New Scientist

For many people in Zambia with health queries, sending a text message is the best way to get it answered. U-report, a free SMS-based service set up by UNICEF and run by volunteers, receives many thousands of questions a month, many specifically about HIV and AIDS. With people constantly texting U-report for all kinds of HIV information and advice, the automated version uses machine learning algorithms to sort messages into eight categories: symptoms, HIV testing, treatment, pregnancy, transmission, prevention, definition, and male circumcision. UNICEF recently tested the system on 60,000 messages, finding it accurate and fast.


AI in healthcare: Fascinating tech, but is it actually saving lives?

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The aim is to research how health is related to everyday lifestyle and living conditions over time. This week the company released an open source CareKit to aid treatment in the same way its iDevices previously aided research; a Parkinson's app was again among the first announced creations. As SPHERE's house project continues to expand with plans to fit many further properties with sensors and smart devices, the initiative is developing additional ways of mining the data it acquires. These are used for more than just the treatment of sight impairment; they also reveal wider health issues including easily curable eye diseases and the onset of diabetes.