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Newsweek

How Technology is Keeping Holocaust Survivor Stories Alive Forever
Newsweek
The life-size image of Pinchas Gutter on a video screen, fidgeting, blinking and tapping his foot, seemed present and alive in the way portraits do in the magical world of Harry Potter. The Holocaust survivor, who lives in Toronto, was nowhere near the ...



NPR

Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients
NPR
For people with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range – not too high or too low – is a lifelong challenge. New technologies to ease the burden are emerging rapidly, but insurance reimbursement challenges, supply shortages, and shifting ...

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China's Xi calls for more technology development
ABC News
President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how. In a speech at the opening ...

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Harvard Business Review

Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care
Harvard Business Review
At Sanford Health, one of the largest rural health-care-delivery systems, we've tackled this challenge by leveraging an array of technologies to provide high-value care to a population of around 2 million, dispersed across 300,000 square miles in the ...



Slate Magazine

The Curse of the Halfway Technology
Slate Magazine
The iron lung was a typical halfway technology—an improvement over what had been but nothing really close to what you'd truly want. That would be the Salk-Sabin vaccine. But for some, like O'Brien, halfway was the only way. They survived—and some ...



Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis
ABC News
Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too ...

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MIT Technology Review

AlphaGo Zero Shows Machines Can Become Superhuman Without Any Help
MIT Technology Review
Both AlphaGo and AlphaGo Zero use a machine-learning approach known as reinforcement learning (see “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Reinforcement Learning”) as well as deep neural networks. Reinforcement learning is inspired by the way ...

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Marketplace.org

The economics of future technology ... explained with comics
Marketplace.org
We're going to take a detour here to the not-too-distant future to see what technologies might shake up the economy and help determine the future of our species. Kelly Weinersmith is a biologist and her husband, Zach, does comics, "Saturday Morning ...

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wreg.com

What the future holds for fitness technology
wreg.com
Rather, those gadgets might be the future of fitness trackers, according to sports technology experts. As wrist-worn wearables phase out, less invasive and more personalized devices may phase in, said Gina Lee, founder of the Legacy Sports Institute, ...

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San Francisco Chronicle

New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today's workers
San Francisco Chronicle
However, to many people, the rapid pace of technological change appears to be eroding that linkage. Working hard is fine — as long as you have work. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and automation seem more likely to replace us than ...


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