Will new technology help fight the Coronavirus?

Technology is helping transform industries. Healthcare and medical research are two areas that are most ripe for disruption, so when new diseases emerge, like the deadly Coronavirus, it’s time for technology to put its money where its mouth is. But, is this feasible? Can new and mature technologies, like AI and analytics, help fight the Coronavirus and any other diseases that might spark global healthcare crises? In the latest video from Tech Talks*, filmed at the Disruptive Live studios, Katie Mills — head of innovation at Schneider Electric — and Daniel Clayton — digital marketing manager at Logitech —…

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TECHNOLOGY ETHICS CAMPAIGNERS OFFER PLAN TO FIGHT ‘HUMAN DOWNGRADING’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Technology firms should do more to connect people in positive ways and steer away from trends that have tended to exploit human weaknesses, ethicists told a meeting of Silicon Valley leaders on Tuesday. Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin are the co-founders of the nonprofit Centre for Humane Technology and the ones who prompted Apple and Google to nudge phone users toward reducing their screen time. Now they want companies and regulators to focus on reversing what they called “human downgrading,” which they see as at the…

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India doctor fight during operation goes viral

Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says. Footage of the incident, at the Umaid hospital in north Rajasthan, has been widely circulated, causing outrage. A senior hospital official told the BBC that the woman and her baby are fine. The source of the leaked video is unclear, but the official confirmed that it came from within the hospital. Trading insults After the video emerged online, many media reports claimed the woman pictured…

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