In healthcare, tremendous amounts of data are generated by medical documentation, regulatory requirements, and patient care. Precision medicine and the general trend of digitalisation in healthcare lead to a constant rise of data being gathered at the individual user or patient level. Another driving force in this massive growth of data is the individuals themselves, for example when using a fitness or wellness app. According to PwC, which focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services, the global connected health market will be worth $61 billion by 2020 with an annual growth rate of 33 per cent. Meanwhile, according to Transparency Market Research, the global digital health market will be worth $536 billion by 2025. In a recent survey in Switzerland, 43 per cent of people would be willing to provide personal data to medical research, either for free or for a reduction of their health insurance premium. Over half of the Internet users are willing to share their health … [Read more...] about Blockchain revolution in healthcare
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VIB buys back all bad debt from VAMC Vietnam International Bank (VIB) announced last week that it has repurchased more than VND1.46 trillion (US$64.2 million) worth of debt from the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC). With this move, VIB was recognised by the State Bank of Viet Nam and VAMC as one of four banks which required all bad debts that they sold to VAMC. Three others are Vietcombank, Techcombank and MBBank. Earlier in July, VIB released its financial report in the first half of 2018 with a profit of over VND1.15 trillion ($51 million), triple that of the same period last year, or equivalent to 57 per cent of the yearly target. During the period, the banks’ net revenue reached VND2.7 trillion, up 56 per cent year-on-year, while its lending saw a yearly rise of 9 per cent to VND91.7 trillion. From January to July, VIB’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) was maintained at 12.5 per cent while the cost-income ratio (CIR) stood at 49 per cent, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 8/8
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Aug. 2, 2018 DETROIT — A Palestinian-American woman in the Michigan legislature running in the mold of Bernie Sanders. The African-American president of the Detroit City Council, who is popular with unions. The white mayor of a nearby suburb, positioning himself as a pragmatist. Two black state senators from historically prominent political families. One of the most diverse Democratic congressional primaries of the year will reach a climax with voting on Tuesday. Yet it’s the competitive nature of the race that is a drastic adjustment for some residents, considering just how long political representation in this region has been almost singularly defined by one name: Conyers. Voters are choosing a successor to Representative John Conyers Jr., a legend in Detroit and … [Read more...] about Michigan Is About to Elect a Very Different Member of Congress
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE RESTON, Va. — Picture a crowded street. Police are searching for a man believed to have committed a violent crime. To find him, they feed a photograph into a video surveillance network powered by artificial intelligence. A camera, one of thousands, scans the street, instantly analyzing the faces of everyone it sees. Then, an alert: The algorithms found a match with someone in the crowd. Officers rush to the scene and take him into custody. But it turns out the guy isn’t the one they’re looking for ─ he just looked a lot like him. The machines were wrong. This is what some makers of this technology fear might happen if police adopt advanced forms of facial recognition that make it easier to track wanted criminals, missing people and suspected terrorists ─ while expanding the government’s ability to secretly monitor the public. … [Read more...] about Facial recognition gives police a powerful new tracking tool. It’s also raising alarms.
File photo - Tank crewmen from Bravo Company “Eager Arms”, 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuver a M1A2 Abrams tank during their company-level situational training exercise in preparation for Saber Strike in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, on June 12, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ron Lee, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1ABCT, 1CD/Released) The Pentagon is making a massive push to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence to ships, tanks, aircraft, drones, weapons and large networks as part of a sweeping strategy to more quickly harness and integrate the latest innovations. Many forms of AI are already well-underway with U.S. military combat systems, yet new technologies and applications are emerging so quickly that Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has directed the immediate creation of a new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. “The Deputy Secretary … [Read more...] about Pentagon makes massive new AI push for tanks, ships, weapons, drones and networks