Category: Science

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May 7, 2021

Longevity startup Gero AI has a mobile API for quantifying health changes

Sensor data from smartphones and wearables can meaningfully predict an individual’s ‘biological age’ and resilience to stress, according to Gero AI. The ‘longevity’ startup — which condenses its mission to the pithy goal of “hacking complex diseases and aging with Gero AI” — has developed...


by Natasha Lomas in ageing
May 6, 2021

Twitter Group's Offer India a Covid-19 Lifeline

Hashtags have provided a kind of emergency hotline—but the need for mutual aid on social media is also a rebuke to the government.


by Yashraj Sharma in Business
April 12, 2021

This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

Medtronic’s GI Genius, recently cleared by the FDA, will help doctors identify precancerous polyps.


by Sara Harrison in AI Hub
March 26, 2021

The Ionizer in Your School May Not Do Much to Fight Covid

Manufacturers say the devices remove 99 percent of viruses. Researchers say such claims are unproven, and cheaper air filters are more effective.


by Gregory Barber in Business
February 19, 2021

The AI Research Paper Was Real. The ‘Coauthor’ Wasn't

An MIT professor found his name on two papers with which he had no connection. A different paper listed a fictitious author by the name of “Bill Franks.”


by Will Knight in Business