Is human like artificial intelligence a possibility?

This question comes in from an excellent paper in Nature. Surprisingly, it is open access and therefore merits a deeper consideration. From the abstract: The modern project of creating human-like artificial intelligence (AI) started after World War II, when it was discovered that electronic computers are not just number-crunching machines, but can also manipulate symbols. … Continue reading Is human like artificial intelligence a possibility?

The DARPA Model for healthcare-I

I have been working on the ideas on healthcare innovation- it is essential to be ahead of the loop. We need to have a clear-headed vision of science policy and define projects accordingly. Scientific research (in any form) can benefit society if it has a trickle down effect. I am surprised that the brightest minds … Continue reading The DARPA Model for healthcare-I

Inbox Zero: Automated Workflow For Your Email

I rarely comment on the foibles of Apple, but it was apparent when Basecamp ranted about its recent email service. Instead of calling it out as "redefining" and "reimagine" email, they had a showdown with Apple and then magically, the app launched. There was a brief burst of activity and they could cut through the … Continue reading Inbox Zero: Automated Workflow For Your Email

Newsletters: Are they really worth it?

I am sitting on the fence here- the blog uses the built in WordPress service to distribute content, but I don't peddle newsletters actively. I have written about it earlier, too. The rate of engagement for newsletters is very poor; your email usually lands up sorted algorithmically. There are several businesses that are riding on … Continue reading Newsletters: Are they really worth it?

The future of medicine?

It is always tempting to predict the "future of medicine". Take the current "flavour of the month"- artificial intelligence, IoT, 3-D Printing etc. Mix and match terminology and push it out in the open to a network of "influencers". Voila! The "trigger" for this write up was an excellent series by Dr Bryan on 33 … Continue reading The future of medicine?