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This year, I organized the second STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) event at Modus for my daughter’s 4th-grade class from PS 372 The Children’s School in Brooklyn. These events allow us to connect with the next generation and share our love for design and engineering systems. My goal was to align a STEAM oriented project with their current science and language arts curriculum, so we engaged the class in a multidisciplinary engineering challenge. Using a common engineering design... Read More
Bright shiny object syndrome (BSOS) can be dangerous. The temptation for industries to adopt every latest technological tool and digital trend is often too great to resist. The result is often a spray of gadgets and gizmos that result in lost time and money — and distract decision-makers from strategically investing in durable, valuable, ROI-driven innovations down the road. In the health care industry, BSOS couldn’t be more relevant. Walking the showroom floor at HIMSS in February, I saw booth... Read More
After world chess champion Gary Kasparov lost to IBM’s Deep Blue in 1996 he recalled, “I had played a lot of computers but had never experienced anything like this. I could feel — I could smell — a new kind of intelligence across the table.” Two decades later, artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to make it’s way into healthcare with all the ingredients to make a real impact. Today’s AI systems (which include the realms known as big data, machine... Read More