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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?

Build an AI Personal Trainer with IBM Watson Assistant - Part 1


Staying healthy and fit is a critical habit to build (especially in the midst of a global pandemic). Unfortunately, without the amenities of our everyday fitness routines-- lavish community gyms, expert personal trainers, even that one buddy who spends way too much time working out-- staying in shape can be a struggle for many. But what if you could have 24/7 access to expert-level, on-demand personal training advice, as quickly and easily as sending a text message? Thanks to increasingly sophisticated conversational AI technologies, it's now possible to build your very own virtual workout advisor in just minutes (even if you have no clue how to code). In this tutorial, we're going to walk through the process of creating an AI personal trainer using IBM's Watson Assistant.

Rite-Aid Outed For Using Facial Recognition Tech


The news agency Reuters recently posted a story outlining and confirming how the U.S. drugstore chain Rite-Aid had been using facial recognition technology – cameras and AI algorithms – to monitor customers in some of its stores in New York City and L.A. The computer vision tech was being used mostly in lower-income, non-white neighborhoods as a counter-measure to theft, looking for known or suspected criminals. Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found. In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid deployed the technology in largely lower-income, non-white neighborhoods, according to a Reuters analysis. And for more than a year, the retailer used state-of-the-art facial recognition technology from a company with links to China and its authoritarian government. In telephone and email exchanges with Reuters since February, Rite Aid confirmed the existence and breadth of its facial recognition program.