Tech Trends Monthly – Issue 18: Medical AI, Chrome Security, Global Medical Research, Work Flow Management

It’s that time again for this month’s tech trends wrap-up.

For this month we’ve gathered some articles and podcasts on artificial intelligence, healthcare, and security. The podcasts are sure to inspire with industry leaders sharing how the limits are being pushed in technology and business. We hope you enjoy!

If there are topics you’d like to see more of, please reach out and let us know. Otherwise, enjoy!


An algorithm that can spot cause and effect could supercharge medical AI

A new technique has been developed that claims to identify causal relations across data and could be used to better diagnose medical patients.

Google Confirms Chrome Security Shocker: All Paid Extension Updates Suspended

Google is temporarily banning any new versions of Chrome Extensions that have a paid element to be published due to a recent, high frequency of fraudulent transactions. Users may still use their existing versions of the extensions as well as free extensions.

Hospital websites lack usability for non-English speakers

A new study finds that many hospital websites include translated documents, but they can be very difficult to find. Sometimes non-English speakers would have to read through pages of English to determine what to do next.


Assembling Chaos-Organizing Global Medical Research Consortia-Scott Wagers

In this 23rd episode of Unstoppable Talk I spoke with Scott Wagers, CEO of BioSci Consulting, about how he coordinates global medical research teams so that they can innovate and communicate better on their drug therapy and medical device projects. Scott’s fascinating history of going from medical physician to international consultant (based in Belgium) is a great example of taking technical expertise in a subject and moving into the management space, where you can have greater impact through your clients.

AI: HYPE VS. REALITY 1.6 – AI Has Eyes: Computer Vision

Computer vision technology is already being used in a number of ways. Facial recognition is being used in lieu of boarding passes by some airlines. Facial biometrics can be used to unlock our devices—and even our doors. Conservationists are using the technology to identify and conserve rare species and promote biodiversity. Yet with this increasingly powerful technology comes increasing concern about other ways it may be used. Can we be tracked everywhere we go? What can be done to mitigate privacy loss, bias, and identity theft?? In this episode of AI: Hype vs. Reality, host Jessica Chobot talks with experts to explore how this artificial intelligence technology works and how it’s being applied in schools, stadiums, retail and in the wild. Then she puts current-day tech to the test—what really happens when computer vision is used in combination with CCTV security cameras? See for yourself.

Crafting Better Work Management with Asana’s Head of Product, Alex Hood

On this episode of IT Visionaries, Alex tells his story and dives into how Asana is changing the way work is managed in companies around the world. According to Alex,“It is the very things that individuals love that help them be in a flow state. Things like, I know how the thing that I am doing ladders to a higher goal, I am being rewarded in real-time for the things that I am doing, and the distractions are being cleared away. Those are the same things that are engagement drivers. There are benefits that play to the individual. Flow state and lack of nonsense, get your job done. Teams who are more efficient, have better handoffs, hit their goals, are the teams that want to work together again. And then the output is an efficient and engaged organization. Engaged organizations do their best work, are able to hire and retain the best people and hit their outcomes more often than not.”

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