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LinkLog: Smart and Connected Health Program

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From an NSF request for proposal synopsis: The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner […]

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IBM Watson – Augmenting Human Knowledge

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Amazing! Between Watson, Siri and other similar Natural Language apps, we will be entering a new era of Knowledge Augmentation. I am especially thrilled about the impact it will have on teaching. Watson looks at the question it is being asked and groups words together, finding statistically related phrases. Thanks to a massively parallel architecture, […]

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Process for Generating Ideas and How to Validated Them

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Nine entrepreneurs describe their approach to finding the initial users and validating their business ideas. Here is one from Rob Walling: Rob Walling, founder of the Numa Group and¬†creator of Drip, an email-marketing tool.¬†“I wanted to find 10 people who would be willing to pay a specific amount for the product once it was complete. […]