Wanted: ways to age better, and people interested in them

Some colleagues and I are collaborating to identify, trial and review ways that technology can help our parents, and our patients (and us) experience a more vital and exciting life as they age.
Learn more here.

We are seeking fellow travelers who would like to join us. If you are interested, I hope you will read about what we hope to accomplish and sign up to help realize our vision of tech-enhanced life. [Read more…]

Second opinions, IBM’s Watson, and Crowdsourcing

Second opinions in medicine have always been a good idea. With the rise of artificial intelligence, and crowd sourcing, the concept of a “second opinion” is changing in some interesting ways.

I spent last week at Singularity University’s FutureMed, which I thoroughly recommend. It was a densely packed week full of exposure to emerging technologies like 3D tissue printing, synthetic biology, and real-world applications of genomics and pharmacogenomics. Far too much stuff to try and summarize here. A particularly interesting theme was the rise of artificial intelligence and its potential applications to medicine. [Read more…]

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