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IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance

Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help ...

False beliefs persist, even after instant online corrections

It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when they run across obviously false information on the Internet. But a new study suggests that this type of tool may not be a panacea for dispelling ...

GDP up, happiness down

The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two years.

Wearable sensors gather lots of data—now to make it useful

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that ...

TED brings innovation talk to Intel

Intel researcher Jennifer Healey stepped onto a stage decorated with a mad scientist's lab in mind and made her case for gossiping cars.

Don't stop anonymizing data

Canadian privacy experts have issued a new report today that strongly backs the practice of de-identification as a key element in the protection of personal information. The joint paper from Ontario's Information and Privacy ...

Australians risking skin cancer to avoid nanoparticles

More than three in five Australians are concerned enough about the health implications of nanoparticles in sunscreens to want to know more about their impact. And while the initial scientific information released suggests ...

Your privacy online: Health information at serious risk of abuse

There is a significant risk to your privacy whenever you visit a health-related web page. An analysis of over 80,000 such web pages shows that nine out of ten visits result in personal health information being leaked to third ...

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