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Gyant raises $13.6 million for its AI telehealth platform


Gyant, whose AI-enabled health platform is designed to drive patient-doctor engagement, today closed a $13.6 million round. The company says the funding will support its ongoing product development, operational, and interoperability efforts. The demand for triaging technologies, like conversational bots, has risen substantially as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, which isn't surprising. Millions of patients wait at least two hours to see a health care provider, according to a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In response, tech giants like IBM, Facebook, and Microsoft have partnered with governments and private industry to roll out chatbot-based solutions, as have a number of startups.

Navigating the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Space Sciences


While it was a sci-fi concept, then, it is no longer a fiction anymore. Scientists around the world are using AI algorithms to predict the life of other planets in the solar system, detecting the presence of water, finding out the possibility of a Blackhole, or determining the orbital curve of a celestial object. According to NASA officials, AI could also aid in the search for life on alien planets and the detection of nearby asteroids in space. What took years for earlier astronomers to discover can now be done in a shorter time duration by using machine learning models of AI. Now researchers from Princeton University have claimed to have found a way to predict if a planet will clash with another in its path.

New Tech On milCloud 2.0 Powers Mission Success – MeriTalk


For today's warfighters, it's imperative to have access to the latest technology at the blink of an eye to ensure mission success and warfighter safety. To meet the challenge of equipping today's warfighters with mission-critical information, milCloud 2.0 is stepping up to provide the technology that is vital to that effort. On Wednesday July 22, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Intel, Oracle, and MeriTalk will be hosting a webinar, "milCloud 2.0: Leveraging the Latest Tech for the Mission" to educate mission partners about the latest milCloud 2.0 capabilities and technologies, as well as how the platform helps support rapid innovation in mission-critical areas including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cyber sensing, and other emerging technology solutions. The July 22 webinar – the second in a series of four – will help organizations maximize milCloud 2.0 capabilities, and will dive into: The digital conversation will be led by three preeminent subject matter experts: Senior Director for Oracle Public Sector Lauren Farese; Cloud Services Portfolio Lead for milCloud 2.0 at GDIT Jeffrey Phelan; and Chief Enterprise Solution Architect at Intel Darren Pulsipher. Managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency and operated by GDIT, milCloud 2.0 connects commercial cloud service offerings to Defense Department (DoD) networks.

An Ethics Guide for Tech Gets Rewritten With Workers in Mind


In 2018, Silicon Valley, like Hamlet's engineer, was hoist with its own petard. Citizens were panicking about data privacy, researchers were sounding alarms about artificial intelligence, and even industry stakeholders rebelled against app addiction. Policymakers, meanwhile, seemed to take a renewed interest in breaking up big tech, as a string of congressional hearings put CEOs in the hot seat over the products they made. Everywhere, techies were grasping for answers to the unintended consequences of their own creations. So the Omidyar Network--a "philanthropic investment firm" created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar--set out to provide them.

Caption Health raises Fund for AI-centric medical scanning of the heart


Set in 2013, California based AI-centric healthcare providers, Caption Health has raised a fund of up to 53 million dollars to modify equipment and quicken the medical scanning by their registered nurses without undergoing an elaborative training. It was a revisionist approach by Caption Health CEO, Charles Cadieu to bring alteration in the field of medical science with the help of artificial intelligence. Investors seized this opportunity with the pandemic's onset to envision quick popularization of Caption Health and contributed to equipping better AI-powered Softwares for performing ultrasounds and scans. After receiving the market authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cardiac ultrasound software last year, it helped to engage even the non-specialist to conduct the ultrasound where the machine automated reading and interpretation of the search results. It further helped to demonstrate the accuracy of machine learning technologies recently. Robert Ochs, deputy director of the FDA's Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, commented on it: Cardieu observed the significance of this software as it will be a boon to the COVID patients in this time of crisis by quickly detecting any change in the cardiovascular functions.

'There's no way back after this': Inside the unexpected tech revolution at the NHS


Technology has been absolutely vital in helping the NHS manage the overwhelming pressure placed on its services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything from video conferencing and remote appointments with GPs through to artificial intelligence systems designed to understand the demand for hospital beds, has been used to help keep healthcare services operating throughout the pandemic. In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, NHS Digital, which is responsible for a number of key digital services for health and social care in the UK, quickly found itself under strain as people began searching for information on COVID-19. In the first week of March alone, the organisation fielded an additional 120,000 calls to its NHS 111 hotline, forcing it to quickly increase capacity and set up an online system where people could check COVID-19 symptoms and get advice. Within a week, more than one million people had used the service; at its peak, NHS 111 online experienced 95 times its highest ever use, with over 818,000 accessing the service in a single day. "No CIO prepares for that," says Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital. The experience was testing for NHS Digital, which had to rapidly scale up services at a pace that, while necessary, Wilkinson admits felt "too fast for comfort" at times.

Health: Medtronic Acquires Medicrea, Pioneer in Spine Surgery with AI - Actu IA


Medtronic and Medicrea announced in a press release that they are in the process of finalizing the acquisition by the US company of the Lyon-based SME. The latter is one of the pioneers in transforming spinal surgery through artificial intelligence, predictive modeling and customized spinal implants. The agreement between the two players will be achieved through the acquisition by Medtronic of all outstanding Medicrea shares. With a focus on predictive medicine, Medicrea designs, manufactures and distributes more than 30 families of FDA-approved implantable devices, which have been used in more than 175,000 surgical procedures worldwide to date. Medicrea is a Lyon-based SME with 175 employees, 35 of whom work in its subsidiary Medicrea USA Corp. based in New York. The company has its own ultra-modern production unit in Lyon, dedicated to the machining and development of custom implants by 3D printing from titanium powder.

Prince William, Prince Harry are keeping Zoom chats formal due to security concerns, source claims

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Prince William and his younger brother Prince Harry are reconnecting after the "Megxit" bombshell that rocked Kensington Palace -- but the royal brothers may have one new obstacle to tackle. "The biggest problem now is security and not just outside security but within the boundaries of calls, Zooms and Skypes," U.K.-based royal correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News. "You have to think that while Harry and Meghan were here in the U.K. there were security measures in place to make sure that private chats over Zoom and so forth remained that -- private," a palace insider told Sean. "Harry is [now] living in [a new house] and exposed to all kinds of mishaps security-wise." The palace insider alleged conversations between William and Harry have been formal out of caution that private chats could be leaked to the press.

NASA to Use Machine Learning to Enhance Search for Alien Life on Mars – IAM Network


Phil Duffy, is the VP of Product, Program & UX Design at Brain Corp a San Diego-based technology company specializing in the development of intelligent, autonomous navigation systems for everyday machines.The company was co-founded in 2009 by world-renowned computational neuroscientist, Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, and serial tech entrepreneur, Dr. Allen Gruber. The company is now focused on developing advanced machine learning and computer vision systems for the next generation of self-driving robots.Brain Corp powers the largest fleet of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with over 10,000 robots deployed or enabled worldwide and works with several Fortune 500 customers like Walmart and Kroger.What attracted you initially to the field of robotics?My personal interest in developing robots over the last two decades stems from the fact that intelligent robots are one of the two major unfulfilled dreams of the last century--the other dream being flying cars.Scientists, science-fiction writers, and filmmakers all predicted we would have intelligent robots doing our bidding and helping us in our daily lives a long time ago.

FDA clears CINA Head neurovascular imaging artificial intelligence tool


Medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Avicenna.AI has announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its CINA Head triage AI solution for neurovascular emergencies. The FDA's decision covers CINA's automatic detection capabilities for both intracranial haemorrhage and large vessel occlusion (LVO) from CT-scan imaging. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the USA, with more than 795,000 strokes resulting in more than 100,000 deaths each year. It is estimated that up to a third of the most common type of stroke are caused by LVO, when a clot blocks the circulation of the blood in the brain. Around one in 10 strokes are thought to be caused by intracranial haemorrhage.