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A smarter scanner

Technology | Researchers believe artificial intelligence can improve MRI speeds
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 9/13/18, 03:14 pm

Magnetic resonance imaging, the gold standard of modern diagnostic imaging, provides doctors with greater detail than other imaging techniques, such as X-ray or CT scans. But MRI scans take a long time—anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more. All the while, the patient must lie still inside a claustrophobia-inducing metal tube.

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Quick claims

Technology | Could artificial intelligence replace insurance claims adjusters?
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 8/16/18, 03:12 pm

Your insurance agent may not have been replaced by a computer, but artificial intelligence (AI) may soon take over one of the most critical jobs in the insurance business: accident and disaster appraisal.

Tractable, a London-based startup, is using machine learning to train an AI system to conduct visual damage assessment with the goal of speeding up insurance payouts and access to governmental disaster relief funds.

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Carpool future

Technology | Self-driving cars may soon be in the ride-sharing business
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 8/02/18, 12:22 pm

What’s the future of personal transportation? The car industry is betting heavily that it involves driverless vehicles and ride-sharing. Major carmakers are pouring billions of dollars into autonomous vehicle research and development ($60 billion this year, reports Investor’s Business Daily), with General Motors planning to roll out its autonomous vehicles next year and Ford by 2021.

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