Carnival is introducing a personalized concierge service for its cruise ship guests through its Ocean Medallion wearable.
The wearable will do everything from unlock your cabin door to check you in for a reservation at a restaurant, and it will work both during and after cruise vacations. Arnold Donald, CEO the world’s largest cruise company, introduced the Ocean Medallion at a keynote speech at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Donald isn’t from a tech company, but his presence at CES shows just how far and wide technology has spread into all forms of business.
We’re in the midst of the biggest AI boom ever seen in the technology sector. While AI and certain types of machine learning have been in practical use for the better part of 30 years, there’s no denying that the intense investment in the space is sending shockwaves through the industry. CBInsights reports that 2015 and 2016 are shattering records in VC deals and investment by dollars, which has emboldened hundreds of startups that are using AI as a core piece of their products and services.
Maybe you’ve noticed an uptick in the number of people walking around your city or town while staring at their phones. Well, Niantic CEO John Hanke is sorry about that and is looking forward to a time where that is less common.
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft… and now, Yahoo.The onetime leader of all things Internet is just the latest large tech company to enter the bot and messaging fray. Today, Yahoo unveiled three bots for the Kik platform: @yahoonews; @yahooweather; and @MonkeyPets, a virtual emoji-loving companion. It’s the sort of scrappy move that deserves attention, an act of entrepreneurial defiance by a company facing an uncertain future with the likely sale of its core assets.
In 2014 medical institutions and healthcare providers made up nearly a third of all data breaches, according to records from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
While attacks on financial services are slightly more prevalent, consumers should be much more concerned with getting their medical insurance or health records ripped off.
Investors loved HP CEO Meg Whitman’s decision to split Silicon Valley icon HP into two different companies. In trading on the stock market, HP’s share price rose 6 percent on Monday after the company made the announcement.
But analysts say that, whatever blip comes from short-term trading, HP’s move to break itself up comes from a failed market strategy. HP said it would divide itself into HP Inc., consisting of the PC and printer businesses, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which has the enterprise and services divisions.
The policy winds have blown in favor of big broadband carrier lobbyists this year. Most notably, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler announced a new set of net neutrality principals for ISPs to charge for faster transmission of Internet services like Netflix.
We are at the beginning of the beginning of a new age for health care.
Digital technology is fundamentally transforming the practice of medicine, but Dr. David Levin, the Chief Medical Information Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, said this is still uncharted territory.