Berg: Using artificial intelligence for drug discovery

Berg: Using artificial intelligence for drug discoveryBerg , a fast-growing Boston biotech, lies at the nexus of artificial intelligence, precision medicine and big data. Its AI-based drug discovery platform roots through reams of patient data to find and validate disease-causing biomarkers and efficiently craft therapies based on the newly found data. It has […]

 

Predicting the world in 2025

Predicting the world in 2025

What will life be like in the future? Science fiction giants like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells have tried to answer this question with mixed success. Some of their predictions, like automatic doors, teleconferencing and even the Internet are conveniences we now take for granted. Others, like subterranean continents and time machines are still just fiction. Is there an accurate and reliable way to anticipate the future?

Today we released a new report, The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation, that uses global patent data from Derwent World Patents Index and Thomson Innovation and citation rankings and analytics from Web of Science and InCites to pinpoint the hot spots of innovation that will lead to tomorrow’s biggest breakthroughs.  […]

 

Big Data Gets the Algorithms Right but the People Wrong

Big Data Gets the Algorithms Right but the People Wrong

It’s hard not to feel a sense of reverence at the scale of all the information we generate. We create so much data every day that 90 percent of the information in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, according to IBM (IBM). To handle all that data, McKinsey estimates that by 2018, U.S. businesses will need 1.5 million new data managers and analysts.  […]

 

Two Roads to Instant Big Data

Two Roads to Instant Big Data

Futurist and Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil’s theory about the exponential growth of technology contains an insight that should be of enduring interest to early adopters seeking an edge. Kurzweil explains that the exponential progress of most areas of technology happens because a long period of development of […]

 

As ACA Pushes Connectivity, Home Health Technologies To Double

As ACA Pushes Connectivity, Home Health Technologies To Double

A new report from information and analytics firm IHS says the market includes everything from “independent living services” such as motion sensors to detect home activity of the elderly to consumer medical devices like blood glucose and blood pressure monitors. The growth also includes “wearable technology” such as fitness and heart-rate […]

 

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine sits in the middle of one of the most stark economic divides in the nation. To Hammerbacher’s south are New York City’s posh Upper East Side townhouses. To the north, the barrios of East Harlem.  What’s below is most interesting: Minerva, a humming supercomputer installed last year that’s named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine.  […]

 

When You Don’t Need Big Data to See Big Insights

When You Don’t Need Big Data to See Big Insights

There was a very under-appreciated mid to late ’90s rock band dubbed Tonic that had several major hits. These guys had some great pipes, wrote big hooks, and just complex enough songs to keep the ear interested – all while writing what were essentially love songs. You might remember some of their famous tunes including If You Could Only SeeYou Wanted More … and a great little number entitled, Open Up Your Eyes. In this era of Big Data computations, and finding buried correlations through new computing abilities and data visualizations, the art of spotting trends by being insatiably curious sometimes gets marginalized, but it should not be the case. […]

 

The ‘Internet of Things’ Will Mean Really, Really Big Data

indexBland by name and superficially viewed as gee-whiz technology never to be realized, the IoT (Internet of things) has significant potential to transform business. Early forays into Net-enabling physical objects are already pointing the way. Promising unprecedented connectivity among objects and the gathering of massive amounts of […]

 

Can computers design a better world?

indexWe live in a time when computing power is redefining the ways companies make money, and people experience the environment around them. Big data and sophisticated computation allow business leaders to make more informed bets on the future. Likewise, architects, engineers, planners and designers use the latest computing methods […]

 

What Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Big Data, Strategy And Innovation

What Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Big Data, Strategy And InnovationMichael Jordan is widely acclaimed as the best basketball player ever.  With 6 NBA titles, 5 MVP awards and 15 All-Star game appearances, it’s hard to argue that anybody has ever dominated a sport like he did. Yet he wasn’t always that great.  He didn’t make his high school […]

 
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