Book a DMV Line Waiting Concierge - Automating Government Services
"Need to get to the DMV ASAP, but don’t want to spend your entire day there, standing in line in the sweltering heat for hours unable to eat or go to the bathroom? You’re invited to try out our new Line Waiting Concierge Service." - man, first thoughts are: this does not seem like efficient allocation of capital; omg seriously line waiting concierge for DMV; "Our mission is simple: to make government services delightful." I swear saying "delightful" makes me want to punch things.
yogov  delightful  government  services 
9 hours ago
Twins get some 'mystifying' results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test | CBC News
"When you were doing your ancestry tests," Grant said, "you were working with fragmentary pieces, is that right?" / "Yes," Wu said. "In order to make a complete strand, were you ever required to include DNA fragments from other species?" / "Occasionally, yes," Wu said. "It's the only way to accomplish the job. Sometimes we included avian DNA, from a variety of brids, and sometimes reptilian DNA."
4 days ago
Fortnite made an estimated $2.4 billion last year - The Verge
Netflix's 2017 revenue was apparently $11b, so Fortnite at least for that year was... 1/5 of a Netflix? That's insane.
fortnite  games  business  revenue  netflix 
6 days ago
Unity scraps TOS change in dispute with Improbable, schedules Reddit chat | VentureBeat
Come for the industry TOS spat, stay for the attempt at conflict resolution and public relations management in privately owned pseudo-public online communities
6 days ago
Opinion | The Remoralization of the Market - The New York Times
"[reduced individual and corporate tax rates and deregulation] basically worked. We’ve had four long economic booms since then. But there was an interesting cultural shift that happened along the way. In a healthy society, people try to balance a whole bunch of different priorities: economic, social, moral, familial. Somehow over the past 40 years economic priorities took the top spot and obliterated everything else. As a matter of policy, we privileged economics and then eventually no longer could even see that there could be other priorities."
economics  nyt  oped  davidbrooks 
11 days ago
IMDb Freedive FAQs
what if television but ad-supported
imdb  freedive  faq 
11 days ago
Predicting chronic comorbid conditions of type 2 diabetes in Newly-Diagnosed Diabetic Patients - Value in Health
"Our cohort includes 4.1million insurance beneficiaries of age≥18yrs between 2005 and 2013. Of these subjects, 34,411 patients were newly-diagnosed with T2D, had continuous enrollment for 6months pre- and 5years post-onset, and did not have the comorbid condition diagnosis before T2D. We developed a prediction model for each condition based on L1-regularization method, which selects few(less than 350 per condition) relevant risk factors from approximately 27K general variables derived from claims data. We defined comorbid conditions based on the validated diabetes complications severity index."
tealphoenix  prediction  modeling  healthcare  diabetes 
13 days ago
Guidelines for reinforcement learning in healthcare | Nature Medicine
"In this Comment, we provide guidelines for reinforcement learning for decisions about patient treatment that we hope will accelerate the rate at which observational cohorts can inform healthcare practice in a safe, risk-conscious manner." - wish I were in a library rn
tealphoenix  reinforcementlearning  healthcare  medicine  guidelines  ethics  naturemedicine 
13 days ago
Screening for cardiac contractile dysfunction using an artificial intelligence–enabled electrocardiogram | Nature Medicine
"Application of AI to the ECG—a ubiquitous, low-cost test—permits the ECG to serve as a powerful screening tool in asymptomatic individuals to identify ALVD."
nature  tealphoenix  ecg  screening 
13 days ago
Nature Medicine - Digital Medicine
"As Nature Medicine celebrates its 25th anniversary, we bring you a special Focus on Digital Medicine that highlights the new technologies transforming medicine and healthcare, as well as the related regulatory challenges ahead." wow there is a lot here
tealphoenix  nature  digitalmedicine  deeplearning  ai  reinforcementlearning 
13 days ago
Mark Zuckerberg wants to fix tech in the new year - The Verge
“It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off.”
14 days ago
How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success
“The Apprentice” was built around a weekly series of business challenges. At the end of each episode, Trump determined which competitor should be “fired.” But, as Braun explained, Trump was frequently unprepared for these sessions, with little grasp of who had performed well. Sometimes a candidate distinguished herself during the contest only to get fired, on a whim, by Trump. When this happened, Braun said, the editors were often obliged to “reverse engineer” the episode, scouring hundreds of hours of footage to emphasize the few moments when the exemplary candidate might have slipped up, in an attempt to assemble an artificial version of history in which Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip decision made sense. During the making of “The Apprentice,” Burnett conceded that the stories were constructed in this way, saying, “We know each week who has been fired, and, therefore, you’re editing in reverse.” Braun noted that President Trump’s staff seems to have been similarly forced to learn the art of retroactive narrative construction, adding, “I find it strangely validating to hear that they’re doing the same thing in the White House.”
18 days ago
Cafe opens in Tokyo staffed by robots controlled by paralyzed people | SoraNews24
This is like one of those rare "nice" episodes of Black Mirror, right?
22 days ago
PowerPoint Is the Most Efficient Way for Kids to Manage Their Parents - The New York Times
"The children say that their polished presentations serve a few purposes. They convey to parents that what is being asked for really matters. They also let them make an entire case without being interrupted by a parent’s quick “no.” “With a PowerPoint it was a little bit more impactful because they could see the amount of effort and work I put into it instead of just my usual begging,” said Lucy Frisch, 14, an equestrian from New York who made a presentation a few years ago to ask her parents to buy her a horse."
29 days ago
For Trump, ‘a War Every Day,’ Waged Increasingly Alone - The New York Times
When President Trump grows frustrated with advisers during meetings, which is not an uncommon occurrence, he sits back in his chair, crosses his arms and scowls. Often he erupts. “Freaking idiots!” he calls his aides. Except he uses a more pungent word than “freaking.”

You know, maybe it would be relevant to the situation if the NYT printed what Trump *actually* said rather than covering for his tone.
4 weeks ago
AliveCor: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company
“At core,” says CEO Vic Gundotra, “we are an AI company disguised as a medical device company.” - not bad
alivecor  ai  deeplearning  information  diagnosis  tealphoenix 
4 weeks ago
A New View on Wearable Fitness Trackers: Finding Motivating Factors Behind Fitness, Fashion & Technology — USC Center for Body Computing
"VSP Global, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company that provides access to eye care for its 88 million members around the world through a network of 39,000 eye doctors. Through its innovation lab, The Shop, VSP had developed one of the first “smart glasses”—a category of fitness tracker wearables that Juniper Research identified as the highest growth sector for consumer wearables. Called Level TM , the smart glasses are accompanied by a smartphone app that tracks the wearer’s daily steps, calories, distance and overall activity time. As users reach daily step goals they receive points redeemable for the donation of a free eye exam and pair of glasses to someone in need through VSP’s Eyes of Hope initiatives." - just because you can turn something into an activity tracker doesn't mean it's a good idea to turn something into an activity tracker.
activitytracking  vsp  level  usc  cbc  fitness  tracker  tealphoenix 
4 weeks ago
Level Smart Glasses | Expect More from Your Eyewear
I had no idea that there were activity tracking *glasses* and that they're made by VSP, a vision insurance provider?
level  smartglasses  activitytracking  tealphoenix  usc  vsp 
4 weeks ago
Leslie Saxon, M.D. — USC Center for Body Computing
"Dr. Saxon participates in the pre-clinical and clinical  development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medicine, wellness, and performance. She has active research with programs involving connected sensors with elite athletes, military groups and patients. Her work is dedicated to providing users with continuous and protected information about their health or performance status. . With  her clinical  expertise, she  is a valuable strategist in developing device models and software solutions that offer engaging user-feedback based on real-time physiologic data."
usc  tealphoenix  cardiology  cardiologist  lesliesaxon  wearables  tealp 
4 weeks ago
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