Star Trek Authors (and academic fraud)

Another instance of academic fraud from Retraction Watch. The banality of publications becomes apparent from here: Doctors in Star Trek’s Federation are invariably depicted as benign and adherent to the ethical tenets that we are all so accustomed to. This does not appear to be the case in alien/other doctors where the narrative changes, such […]

The next AI Hype

Seriously I don’t know. I am glad that I don’t get pitched for the next “product optimisers” or the new convolution algorithm or something thereof. Here’s something interesting: 1.Machine intelligence in general, a category that includes e.g. hypothetical super-intelligent machines, hypothetical machines based on technologies not yet invented, and robots from science fiction 2. A […]

Pandemic Response for Telehealth

From HBR: Telehealth has increased access to care in three ways: First, consumers and patients can get the care they need at their convenience in their home or community. Second, highly trained specialists — including neurologists, intensivists, neonatologists, and oncologists who previously never would have been able to treat patients in remote areas — are now only […]

AI based recommendations

I am not sure about the merits of the “research” required for “sampling” and basing off the “recommendations” but I can foresee when I’d be forced to deliberate to choose from AI based recommendations for a surgical approach versus using my own clinical judgement. This is a peculiar situation for most of us. The linked […]

IBM Watson: RIP

Laura Cooper and Cara Lombardo write for WSJ: International Business Machines Corp. IBM -1.44% is exploring a potential sale of its IBM Watson Health business, according to people familiar with the matter, as the technology giant’s new chief executive moves to streamline the company and become more competitive in cloud computing. IBM is studying alternatives for the unit that […]