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Applying Machine Learning to Assess Florida's Climate-Driven Real Estate Risk (part1)

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Florida's short-lived climate change czar, Chief Resilience Officer Julia Nesheiwat, set a clear priority for the state: Protect the real estate market. Nesheiwat's [unpublished] January 2020 report is loaded with proposals aimed to keep Florida's most important industry, real estate, high and dry. Her plan proposes stricter building codes, but also more controversial measures, such as disclosing flood risks to home buyers, providing state-sponsored home buyouts, and requiring vulnerability studies for cities and counties. "Florida's coastal communities and regions do not have time to waste and need a partner at the highest level to help manage and prepare against impending threats," wrote Nesheiwat, who took a job with the Department of Homeland Security after six months in Florida. A case study by McKinsey echoed Nesheiwat's dire projections for much of the state, including the Florida Keys, but also many coastal areas far North of Atlantis [formerly South-Florida].



Simple Eye Exam With Powerful Artificial Intelligence Could Lead to Early Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

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An example of a fundus eye images taken from the UK Biobank. A simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology could provide early detection of Parkinson's disease, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects millions of people worldwide. Diagnosis is typically based on symptoms like tremors, muscle stiffness and impaired balance -- an approach that has significant limitations. "The issue with that method is that patients usually develop symptoms only after prolonged progression with significant injury to dopamine brain neurons," said study lead author Maximillian Diaz, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. "This means that we are diagnosing patients late in the disease process."


Article - RSNA 20: AI-Based Eye Exam Could Aid Early Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

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A simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology could provide early detection of Parkinson's disease, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects millions of people worldwide. Diagnosis is typically based on symptoms like tremors, muscle stiffness and impaired balance--an approach that has significant limitations. "The issue with that method is that patients usually develop symptoms only after prolonged progression with significant injury to dopamine brain neurons," said study lead author Maximillian Diaz, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. "This means that we are diagnosing patients late in the disease process." Disease progression is characterized by nerve cell decay that thins the walls of the retina, the layer of tissue that lines the back of the eyeball.


The Future Of Work Now: AI-Assisted Skin Imaging

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One of the most frequently-used phrases at business events these days is "the future of work." It's increasingly clear that artificial intelligence and other new technologies will bring substantial changes in work tasks and business processes. But while these changes are predicted for the future, they're already present in many organizations for many different jobs. The situation brings to mind the William Gibson comment, "The future is already here--it's just not evenly distributed." The jobs and work processes described below are an example of this phenomenon.


The Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the End of Seasons as We Knew Them

The New Yorker

There's a Staples store on Fourth Avenue, in Gowanus, a part of Brooklyn that lately feels less and less like New York City and more like the rest of the United States. I went there the other day to send a package via UPS. Then I ducked into a familiar aisle and got three boxes of yellow pencils to bring home for my three sons, a back-to-school ritual. I braced for a long line: some years, buying school supplies at Staples, I've waited half an hour to reach the register. Two minutes later, I was paid up and cycling home, some lyrics from Talking Heads's "Life During Wartime" running through my head: "Burned all my notebooks / What good are notebooks?


How Artificial Intelligence Will Guide the Future of Agriculture

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New automated harvesters like the Harvest CROO Robotics strawberry robot utilizes AI to capture images of ripe berries ready to pick. Artificial intelligence, or AI as it is more commonly called, has become more prominent in conversations about technology these days. But what does it mean? And how might it shape the future of agriculture? In many ways, AI is already at work in agricultural research and in-field applications, but there is much more to come.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Guide the Future of Agriculture

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New automated harvesters like the Harvest CROO Robotics strawberry robot utilizes AI to capture images of ripe berries ready to pick. Artificial intelligence, or AI as it is more commonly called, has become more prominent in conversations about technology these days. But what does it mean? And how might it shape the future of agriculture? In many ways, AI is already at work in agricultural research and in-field applications, but there is much more to come.


Miami's Remote-Learning System Crashed on the First Day of School

Slate

The first day of school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, was brought to you by the numbers 4, 0, and 4. On Monday morning, 275,000 students and 19,200 teachers settled in for the start of remote learning for the semester, only to encounter widespread crashes on the school system's education platform. Many students couldn't join virtual classrooms; teachers were locked out of attendance portals and grading systems. Currently on a group chat with several parents - for all of us on the chat the district's student portal is currently not loading. Miami dade should be ashame my kids couldn't start school today I literally sat with him all day. Frustration for him because he was excited and it was taken away.


Should you send your kids back to school? A physician's guide

ZDNet

Should you send your children back to school? First consider COVID-19's local impact and your state's response No matter where you live or work, every parent of a school-age child is facing the same tough question: Should I send my kids back to school as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on? To gain a better understanding on how parents can be more informed about a safe return to school, I asked a practicing physician and one of my colleagues to provide practical and subject matter expert advice. Technology makes the shift possible, but challenges abound. Dr. Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology, a physician executive, a frequently sought-after public speaker, and an author with unique perspectives that bridge clinical medicine, business, communications, and digital health.