Category: Healthcare

The Moment of Exponential Impact with AI

IBM at Viva Technology 2018, Ginni Rometty | May 25, 2018
Data and AI will absolutely reorder technology and business, according to IBM’s Ginni Rometty. “This is a moment of great consequence—a moment that actually happens every 25 years,” said Rometty. “Like every great moment in history, there will be a great positives and great challenges.” At France’s Viva Technology 2018, Rometty describes how exponential learning will give companies the ultimate competitive advantage. “This is a wonderful moment of exponential impact on business and society,” concluded Rometty.

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How Blockchain Is Transforming Healthcare, Saurabh Chaturvedi | May 7, 2018
MedRec, a blockchain technology developed by MIT, uses Ethereum’s platform to build smart contracts, which link patients and providers to the addresses of existing medical records. Instead of storing patient data directly, MedRec encodes metadata—including information about ownership, permission, and integrity of the data being requested—that allows records to be accessed securely by patients, unifying access to data across different providers. MedRec will open the source code once the company has a working prototype of Medrec 2.0.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming the World

Brookings Institute, Darrell M. West and John R. Allen | Apr. 24, 2018
Artificial intelligence is a wide-ranging tool that enables people to rethink how we integrate information, analyze data, and use the resulting insights to improve decision-making—and already it is transforming every walk of life. In this Brookings Institute report, the authors discuss AI’s application across a variety of sectors, address issues in its development, and offer recommendations for getting the most out of AI while still protecting important human values.

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Blockchain: A New Model of Trust in Business

MIT Technology’s Business of Blockchain, Jonathan Johnson | Apr. 23, 2018
Launched in 2017, Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of, formed to manage and oversee investments in companies building solutions leveraging and servicing blockchain technologies. In this MIT Technology’s Business of Blockchain interview, Jonathan Johnson, president of Medici Ventures, describes how their investments are encouraging the adoption blockchain technology to achieve efficiencies, security and transparency.

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