Throughout the modern world, hundreds of thousands of hours of video content are currently generated for learners-videoconferences, lectures, webcasting and more. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to search for video clips like we search web pages, looking for individual words rather than relying on tags or descriptions?
These videos have been out for a while, but I just came across them recently. Be sure to view the last “Unpacked” version. I really like the midpoint of version 2 which shows new medical visualization technology for collaboratively reviewing patient MRI.
Amy Southerland wrote a piece in The Atlantic on the use of games in higher education. In the short article she mentions Tom Chatfield’s TED talk “7 Ways Games Reward the Brain” (Tom also wrote a great book, Fun, Inc., that I highly recommend). As in Tom Chatfield’s talk, she emphasizes the emerging trend of [...]
Before I go into the substance of my first blog post here at SimSingularity, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. I am a blood banker by trade, and was introduced to healthcare simulation in 2011 as part of my interest in training clinical teams managing obstetric hemorrhage. A big tip o’ the hat to Jeff [...]
Legendary Silicon Valley investor, Vinod Khosla, wrote a 3-part series on technology for TechCrunch. In part 1 he writes about Artificial Intelligence. In part 2 he talks about how computers, mobile apps, and AI could augment (or even replace) healthcare workers. In part 3 he talks about how technology will change education (although his focus [...]
What would January be without a list of predictions for the upcoming year. TechCrunch‘s Erick Schonfield came up with Seven Technologies that will Rock 2011. Web video on your TV (GoogleTV, Roku, Boxee Box) Quora (an impressive question and answer site that layers on top of your social network) Mobile social photo apps (e.g. Instagram, [...]
Kent Bottles, M.D. (past-Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Iowa Health System) wrote a great blog entry on games, learning, and the future of technology in healthcare. Well worth a read. (Via The Health Care Blog: Will Avatars, Robots, and Video Games Replace Doctors?.)
I noticed several tweets on the use of Microsoft Kinect to control actions in off-the-shelf video games (e.g. World of Warcraft) and decided to check it out. Watch this impressive video from USC Institute of Creative Technologies. Controlling video games in this way opens up a whole new world of possibilities–I’m especially enthusiastic about combining [...]
Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute and director of the Gapminder Foundation, gained quite a bit of notariety on TED for his “Gapminder” Visualization Technique. He just released a new video that compares lifespan to per capita income for over 200 countries.
I was having a conversation with a friend about online privacy. Few people realize the implications of posting personal information online. For an eye-opening example, consider the experience of Evan Ratliff, a writer for Wired, who tried to “disappear” in the digital age.
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