Internet of Things

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A New Meaning for Connected Health at 2016 Symposium (Part 4)

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPPA | October 8, 2016

He has found that successful companies pursue gradual, incremental steps toward automated programs. It is important to start with a manual process that works (such as phoning or texting patients from the provider), then move to semi-automation and finally, if feasible, full automation. The product must also be field-tested; one cannot depend on a pilot. This advice matches what Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo Health, said in his keynote: instead of doing a pilot, try something out in the field and change quickly if it doesn’t work...

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CareKit as an Enabler for Patient Generated Healthcare Data

As we move from fee for service to alternative payment models/value-based purchasing we will increasingly measure our progress based on outcomes and total medical expense. HealthKit was an enabler that led Beth Israel Deaconess to create [email protected], an iPhone and iPad app that uploads internet of things (blood pressure cuff, glucometer, scale, activity, sleep data etc.) to our electronic health record. CareKit, announced by Apple this week, takes us one step further on our wellness-focused journey.

Does Elon Musk And OpenAI Want To Democratise Or Sanitise Artificial Intelligence?

Theo Priestley | Forbes | December 13, 2015

As reported in Forbes yesterday, Elon Musk announced the OpenAI research initiative, with the explicit goal to "advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return." Details are sparse at this time given its recent inception, but Musk has a history of being outspoken about the dangers of artificial intelligence, calling it the biggest existential threat that humanity may face in years to come.

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Jeremy Rifkin Unveils a Return to the Local in an Interconnected Future

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind everything lies the renewed importance of local resources: local energy production, local manufacturing, local governance. And the Internet that ties us all together (evolving into the Internet of Things) will, ironically, bolster local power.
To explain this apparently contradictory evolution, let me summarize the main trends Rifkin covers in this book.

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Open Source Hobbyists Now In High Demand

Brian Proffitt | ITworld | October 5, 2012

You know what? They're not calling us "hobbyists" anymore. It struck me this morning when I was reading up about this cool little open source operating system called Contiki, a very lightweight embedded OS designed to work well with the Internet of Things... Read More »

Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect 'Internet of Everything'

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | December 10, 2013

The numbers are staggering. Gartner predicts that the 'Internet of Everything' or the 'Internet of Things' -- autonomous communication between a wide range of everyday devices, objects and applications – will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. Read More »

Report on "National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations"

The  National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations was recently released to the public. According to the report, this represents an important milestone on the path to ensuring the Nation’s Earth-observing capabilities to efficiently address society’s most pressing needs. It strives toward openness and integration of data across government agencies. However... Read More »

The Cryptocurrency Open Source API Marketplace for Developers

Jennifer Riggins | ProgrammableWeb | December 12, 2015

The API economy is the reality we live in and it’s an enormous one that, once the Internet of Things kicks into full gear, will feature an infinite number of API calls a day. But as we globalize, the world and the products—in this case APIs—we sell in it become more complicated and often more expensive as we factor in all the friction of exchange rates and credit card micropayments. It’s in everybody’s interest to smooth over that friction so developers can access our APIs or application programming interfaces more easily. To achieve that could require a change in the way we handle API monetization; something that should be done now before the API economy blows up more than ever before...

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The Internet's 25 Years And Future With Open Source

Robin Muilwijk | OpenSource.com | April 9, 2014

What began as ARPANET back in 1969, has become the Internet as we know it today. This year on March 12 marked 25 years of the World Wide Web. It all got started when...

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