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The list includes the U.S. energy boom, an evolving healthcare picture, and the continued technological evolution that’s buttressed the West Coast’s economy.
Via Business Insider
Demos, talks and a paper-plate dinner buffet were the fare at the Computer Museum in Mountain View, Calif., and the subject was the high-tech future of health care. The technologies on display were impressive, often inspiring — like the wearable-robots, or mechanical exoskeletons, made by Ekso Bionics, to enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again; or I.B.M.’s Watson question-answering computer that is being morphed into a doctors’ smart assistant.
Full story at The New York Times
Big Data—the ability to collect, process and interpret massive amounts of information—is one of today’s most important technological drivers. While companies see it as a way of detecting weak market signals, one of the biggest potential areas of application for society is health care.
Historically, health care has been delivered by one doctor looking at one patient with only the information the doctor has at that time. But how much better if the doctor had access to information about thousands, or even tens of thousands, of people?
Full story at The Wall Street Journal