AI can’t replace doctors. But it can make them better.
A machine can collate environmental data, genetic data, and patient history way better than I can. Several years ago Vinod Khosla, the Silicon Valley investor, wrote a provocative article titled “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?” Khosla argued that doctors were no match for artificial intelligence. Doctors banter with patients, gather a few symptoms, hunt around the body for clues, and send the patient off with a prescription. This sometimes (accidentally, maybe) leads to th
Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019
Blockchain, quantum computing, augmented analytics and artificial intelligence will drive disruption and new business models. Although science fiction may depict AI robots as the bad guys, some tech giants now employ them for security. Companies like Microsoft and Uber use Knightscope K5 robots to patrol parking lots and large outdoor areas to predict and prevent crime. The robots can read license plates, report suspicious activity and collect data to report to their owners.
Surveillance: Your Cubicle Has Ears—and Eyes, and a Brain
Sensors and AI can keep tabs on employees better than any boss. Employers have long wanted to know how their workers spend their time. New office surveillance technology is now making the task far easier. Bloomberg reports that an increasing number of companies are outfitting offices with sensors to keep track of employees. These sensors are hidden in lights, on walls, under desks—anywhere that allows them to measure things like where people are and how much they are talking