Let's focus on a subject that's near and dear to my neck: a condition aptly named "Online Spine" or "Computer-Generated Back Pain." There's a well-written article in the NYT about this, but it's behind a paywall. Here's the gist. Continue Reading →
Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement. The lawsuits allege that the companies trained their AI models on her works without her consent. In other news, Google’s medical AI chatbot (Med-PaLM 2) is being tested in hospitals. The Mayo Clinic has reportedly been testing the system since April. These two stories are two sides of a coin. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Day 2

I'm putting together a rather extensive list of things that got my attention at CES®. In the meantime, I was reintroduced to a marriage-saving technology that I was challenged to try: The Motion Pillow. Continue Reading →
Amazon is shutting down its telehealth service, Amazon Care. They are getting out of the business of telehealth. They're done with it. It's over. Amazon Care is no more. It has ceased to be… and the healthcare industry should be scared out of its wits. Continue Reading →
The FDA has approved the first smartphone app to control insulin delivery. The app from Tandem Diabetes Care allows the user to wirelessly control the company's t:slim X2 insulin pump. It is the first app of its kind to be cleared by the FDA. Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer
The governments of NY, NJ, Connecticut and Pennsylvania have combined resources to launch contact tracing (exposure notification) apps to help fight the spread of COVID-19. How do they work? Are they safe? Should you download them? Shelly Palmer talks with Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters about your digital privacy and the pandemic on Fox 5's Good Day New York. Original Airdate: October 6, 2020 Continue Reading →
The thesis of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection is usually expressed as "survival of the fittest." In our world, all evidence points to a slightly different synopsis: "survival of the most adaptable." Continue Reading →