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The growing market for sextech products that help users deal with all things intimate may emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than ever.Sexual wellbeing, education and inclusion are seen as growth areas, particularly during the current period...
Coronavirus is threatening global sourcing and has brought concerns over supply chains into the corporate boardroom, PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey saysCorporate planning and investing is being affected as companies reconfigure sourcingChanges in supply chains will remain long after the...
Health apps are being downloaded at a furious rate during the coronavirus pandemic as homebound workers seek assistance.Telehealth is expected to make up almost a quarter of the healthcare market over the next five years.CEO of Healthlynked,...
As the coronavirus upends life around the globe, sustainability advocates are focusing more on social and governance issues and less on environmental ones.Impact investors see opportunities to advance healthtech, take care of workers and support corporate changes...
COVID-19’s impact on the workplace and other behaviors may lead to long-term environmental benefits.Changing priorities in the workplace may choose a new set of winners and losers in the global economy.Workplaces and industries are being tested in...
Hospitals are scouring suppliers for ventilators, life-saving, expensive devices in short supply and required by severely ill COVID-19 patients.One Breath’s decade-long attempt to get its device to market shows the difficulties faced by startups trying to bring...
India’s confirmed coronavirus cases lag much of the world — less than 200 in a nation of 1.3 billionWhether India’s use of technology and antibiotics has prevented infections or if the country simply has missed cases are...
Telemedicine companies seeing call volumes surge as the coronavirus cuts person-to-person contact and doctors’ offices close.While U.S. equities have plummeted as coronavirus slows the economy, shares in telemedicine provider Teladoc have surged about 40%. President Trump encouraged Americans...
The global wealth gap is expected to widen due to the coronavirus, with the poorest people more at risk of dying from Covid-19.The widening income gap may be more of a factor in social instability as the...
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says web’s not working for women, citing accessibility issues, online harassment and biased algorithms The issues keep women from work and education opportunitiesOnline harassment is a major problem for 83% of U.S....
Momus Analytics jury selection software raises concerns of racial biasStill, benefits of AI are expected to push growth regardless of bias, privacy concerns The jury-selection software is the latest application that has been hit by bias criticism as...
The No. 1 cause of infant death in the U.S. — preterm births — may be rising because of the worsening climate crisis.Preterm birth study may help fuel the growing interest by investors in funds that focus...
Doctors may one day be able to remotely monitor a patient’s heart using software that exactly duplicates the person’s organ — a digital twin. Digital twins are a common tool used in industries ranging...
A new method of sequencing a person’s genome costs only $100, which might lead to a vast increase in personalized medicine and screening for diseases.China’s BGI Group says its new system — using a robotic arm and...
An Internet that’s unhackable, personalized medicine and digital money top the MIT Technology Review’s 2020 list of breakthrough technologies likely to change how people live and work over the next decade.  The annual list,...
Your Apple Watch may soon be able to save your life. The devices used for everything from messaging friends to shopping may also be able to curb stroke risk by detecting atrial fibrillation —...
What if you could have all the advantages of social media but keep your network tiny — to just the person closest to you? Jared Kushner’s brother, Joshua, who is married to supermodel Karlie...
At least 10 national police forces in the European Union are pushing for an international face-recognition database to help identify criminals, raising concerns about the technology being used as a political tool during a time of rising...
Automated bots generated one-quarter of all tweets about climate change, possibly creating the impression that skepticism about the crisis is more common than it is, according to a Brown University study, the Guardian reported.According to a draft...
The quest to build a machine that can understand or learn anything that a human can began as a public service at OpenAI, one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence labs. But four years after its founding,...
The U.S. military is taking facial-recognition software to a new level. The next generation of the technology will be portable and able to identify individuals from distances of as much as a kilometer away,...
A Chinese app that lets users check their proximity to people infected with coronavirus may be poised to backfire because it’s unreliable and may stigmatize patients, a report says. The app launched last week...
Robot technology has found a new use: steadying the hands of surgeons and permitting previously impossible operations. Doctors in the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands used a new robot for the first...
President Trump is seeking to bring his “America First” posture to artificial intelligence, as the White House seeks billions in federal money to defend the country’s No. 1 position in the field from global competitors including China.
New chip designs that handle more artificial intelligence tasks on tiny devices like sensors and cameras are promising faster speed and more privacy — and may help the world cut down on the increasing need for energy-gorging...
The battle over facial-recognition software has entered the classroom. A New York school district began using the technology a few weeks ago to monitor the grounds at its eight schools, the New York Times...
The gene-editing technique known as CRISPR was declared safe and feasible after a trial in cancer patients, potentially opening the door for the controversial tool’s wider use in fighting disease and improving health.The clinical trial, with just...
Babylon Health, whose chatbot app is already disrupting the U.K.’s National Health Service, is aiming for perhaps a greater revolution: supercharging medical diagnoses with an algorithm that analyzes vast, unconnected databases for causes and effects.The technique distinguishes...
Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley PE firm that bet on Twitter, Skype and BuzzFeed, is boosting wagers on another industry being transformed by software: healthcare. The firm, with $10 billion in assets under management,...
ByteDance raised the stakes in its streaming rivalry with Tencent, with the first-ever premier of a free film on its social media platforms, which was seen more than a half-billion times during the Lunar New Year. 
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