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Is Virtual Reality realistic for hospitals and patients?

The early adoption of virtual reality (VR) in hospitals involved pain management, when Hunter Hoffman, a researcher from University of Washington built a $90,000 unit which immersed burn patients in a 3D video game called SnowWorld when their wounds were being cleaned. Patients claimed that the pain they have to endure was less severe and…

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Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of AI – Book Review

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence – by Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb, and Joshua Gans Three economics professors based in Toronto, one of the world’s epicenters of artificial intelligence, authored the timely book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018). This book’s central tenet is that prediction is…

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AI medicine and the future: How Soon Is Now?

It seems a little last century to talk about AI medicine in the future tense since 3D X-ray, age battling drugs and curing cancer using HIV virus are all taking place now. Although there are still 70% of us fearing AI and robot “could spell the end of human race” and Luddites may appear again…