A convergence of technologies has only just begun

A convergence of technologies has only just begunBut will CoT be an employee or the boss? Good night, Mr. Williams. I’ll turn off the lights.” So says the ceiling-mounted speaker near the elevator of the modern office building featuring the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), computers, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Policy as Code (PoC) programming. In short, the building knows…

Artificial intelligence may help predict opioid use disorder

Artificial intelligence may help predict opioid use disorderModel predicted high-risk patients with an accuracy of 86 per cent Clinicians and policymakers might get assistance from artificial intelligence in predicting opioid use disorder, thanks to a team of Alberta researchers. The researchers have created and tested a machine learning model that reliably predicts the risk of developing the disorder in individual patients by…

Can we trust organizations with our facial images?

Whoever owns the camera has access to the surveillance

Can we trust organizations with our facial images?The benefits of facial recognition technology (FRT) are everywhere. In medical settings, therapists utilize facial scans to diagnose autism early. In the public safety sector, officers use FRT to apprehend dangerous criminals. The technology offers undeniable advantages, but privacy concerns and limitations must be addressed. When your iPhone takes a picture instead of asking for…

Nursing school students not ready for digital transformation

Need better education to keep up with the fast pace of innovation

Nursing school students not ready for digital transformationCanada’s nursing school graduates are not as ready as they should be for the digital transformation happening in health care, according to a University of Alberta researcher. Nurses need better education to keep up with the fast pace of innovation – from robots at the bedside to virtual care and virtual reality treatments to electronic…

Living and working in a 6G world

What new businesses and business models will emerge in a 6G world?

Living and working in a 6G worldSixth-generation (6G) wireless communications technology, expected by 2030, could offer the potential for truly transformative applications and functionality because of the higher capacity and lower delay time between sending and receiving voice or data over the network (latency). The anticipated microsecond latency of 6G communications will make it 1,000 times faster than the millisecond latency…

How artificial intelligence will change our world

The core technologies involved in AI are moving at breakneck speed

How artificial intelligence will change our worldWhen we think about the next two decades, two existential questions dominate the conversation among futurists and foresight researchers. The first is whether we can prevent the potentially devastating impacts of climate change. The second is what the relationship between technology, humans, and money might look like after 20 years of advancements in artificial intelligence…

How AI bias impacts women and people of colour the most

We need to have more diversity in the data used in training AI databases

How AI bias impacts women and people of colour the mostArtificial intelligence (AI) offers numerous benefits, but training with robust data is essential to developing quality AI systems. Our underwater database assists in developing recognition systems for ocean/sea search and rescue operations, our dental database helps train new dentists in accurate diagnosis of dental diseases, and our facial recognition database assists law enforcement in the…

SimTec MD uses VR to train health professionals

Learning from the pros

SimTec MD uses VR to train health professionalsFor this episode of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by B. McKay Byam of SimTec MD – a company that uses virtual reality to transform the everyday experiences of medical patients, students, and professionals. After all, when you can’t afford to fail in a high-risk environment like health care, how else can you safely provide…
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