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EveryPig App Now Incorporates Machine Learning


CDB Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce that EveryPig (, This new development will allow the farmers and veterinarians using the app to leverage data collection and machine learning models to identify illnesses and recommend potential remedies for the pigs under care. Over time, this technology will bring an unprecedented degree of insight to the pork industry regarding the care and health of pigs. Because the actual people who physically visit the pigs every day are the ones reporting, EveryPig's founder believes that the platform will be an ideal tool to provide fast recognition of domestic and foreign disease outbreaks, which could affect the multibillion-dollar pork export market. In the one year it has been in use, EveryPig has already grown to have 500 active users including many pork production and swine veterinary management companies representing over 1,000,000 pigs under care, without a focus on sales.

Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Detect Suicidal Tendencies From Brain Scans

International Business Times

The clinical assessment of suicidal tendency is currently done only by a psychological assessment which essentially involves asking the question -- Are you suicidal? According to a clinical research published by United States National Library of Medicine in a study called "Clinical Correlates of inpatient suicide," four in five patients who died by suicide had denied such tendencies in psychological assessment. According to a new study titled "Machine learning of neural representations of suicide and emotion concepts identifies suicidal youth" by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, artificial intelligence models may succeed where psychologists don't in detect such tendencies. The researchers put 17 adults with suicidal ideation using 17 control subjects who were not known to have such tendencies and put them in fMRI scanner to measure which areas of the brain would be activated when the subjects would be thinking about those keywords. For example, the study states that words like death and cruelty activated left the superior medial frontal area of the brain and the medial frontal/anterior cingulate respectively.

Cogito AI Day: Artificial Intelligence for business and everyday life with less hype, more benefits


Earlier this year, Forbes included Expert System in the list of companies forging the next generation of Artificial Intelligence systems. "The impact of AI in the near future will be even more decisive," said Stefano Spaggiari, CEO, Expert System. "Artificial Intelligence allows companies to overcome the purely'numerical' management of data by adding the ability to understand and manage information in a way that captures the maximum business value." Keynote speaker Boris Evelson, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, noted that one of the most important macro-applications of Artificial Intelligence in the business world is for understanding and making use of the incredible volumes of information that companies already collect. In fact, the current rate of growth in the adoption of AI technologies is comparable to a'tsunami'.

2017 Tech Growth Exceeds Expectations: Industry Revenue to Reach Record Levels as Emerging Categorie


Consumer enthusiasm for both emerging technology and resilient mature categories is exceeding expectations – driving the U.S. consumer technology industry to an estimated 3.2 percent revenue growth in 2017, earning $321 billion in retail revenues ($251 billion wholesale), according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The latest edition of CTA's semi-annual industry report, U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts, also projects drones, OLED TV and virtual reality (VR) technology will each cross the $1 billion revenue milestone for the first time this year. "Driven by consumer demand for the products we already know and love, as well as new, innovative technologies, revenue growth in the consumer technology industry is exceeding expectations," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "Not only are breakthrough technologies changing our lives for the better – such as drones delivering medical supplies to remote areas or the use of VR in patient care – tech is also a key driver of the U.S. economy, outpacing GDP growth, and reinforcing America's role as a global leader in innovation." CTA's semi-annual report serves as a benchmark for the consumer technology industry, charting the size and growth of underlying product categories.

The Better World Tour comes home to Boston

MIT News

On Sept. 28, the Better World tour was back in MIT's own neighborhood, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in downtown Boston. More than 1,000 MIT alumni and friends were in attendance to celebrate the MIT Campaign for a Better World, a galvanizing effort that has gathered momentum and participation since the its public launch in May 2016, at events around the world. Guests who might have thought that listening would be their only role in the program were in for a pleasant surprise. Eran Egozy '95, MNG '95, MIT professor of the practice in music technology, a cofounder of Harmonix Music Systems, and the creator of "Guitar Hero," kicked off the evening by inviting the audience to join him in a classic MIT experiment. Using a new music application called "Tutti" (Italian for "together") and audience members' cell phones, Egozy transformed the audience into an orchestra for a rendition of "Engineered Engineers," a composition created for the event by Evan Ziporyn, the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor and Music and Theater Arts chair.

NIH Clinical Center provides one of the largest publicly available chest x-ray datasets to scientific community


The dataset of scans is from more than 30,000 patients, including many with advanced lung disease. The NIH Clinical Center recently released over 100,000 anonymized chest x-ray images and their corresponding data to the scientific community. The release will allow researchers across the country and around the world to freely access the datasets and increase their ability to teach computers how to detect and diagnose disease. Ultimately, this artificial intelligence mechanism can lead to clinicians making better diagnostic decisions for patients. NIH compiled the dataset of scans from more than 30,000 patients, including many with advanced lung disease.

Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery QuickFire Challenge


Johnson & Johnson Innovation focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson's global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers, Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLINX, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC and our Business Development teams to create customized deals and novel 4 collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Market Expected to Reach $22,790 Million by 2023, Globally


Increase in usage & application of AI systems is expected to improve patient outcomes and maintain electronic health records (EHR) & patient records to boost the market growth. According to Sriram Radhakrishnan, Team Lead, Healthcare at Allied Market Research, "Different interventions ranging from maintenance of patient records & electronic health records (EHR) to application in surgical procedures are gradually incorporating artificial intelligence, thereby revolutionizing healthcare and clinical settings." Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of "Market Research Reports" and "Business Intelligence Solutions."

Healthcare Machine Learning Startup Cogitativo Closes $5M Series A Financing


The strategic investment by HCSC Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation which specializes in investments in innovative health care companies, will support the product-line expansion for anomaly detection and real-time operational decision support solutions for healthcare payers. Cogitativo brings a new scientific paradigm to the rapidly growing market for healthcare performance improvements by enabling payers and providers to challenge system complexity through Cogitativo's machine learning platform. "Cogitativo brings a unique blend of computational scientists with nationally recognized health care operators and advanced data science capabilities to help address complex health care challenges." Within the next several months, Cogitativo expects to release expanded machine learning solutions for improving payment accuracy, care anomaly detection and real-time monitoring of payers' care delivery networks.