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Goldman Sachs and Salesforce backed a company that helps call center workers tell when you’re angry. Now, it’s helping doctors fight depression.

“And Cogito, CompanionMX’s parent company, has been using data collected from the sound of users’ voices to enhance companies’ customer service abilities for the past decade” writes Erin Brodwin for businessinsider.com. Every time you send Companion a short recording or voice note, the app analyzes how you sound.Together with the data on how you’re using your phone, that information helps create a picture of your mental health.When Companion prompts you to do so, you leave a short voice note on the app, similar to how you’d send a friend a…

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Shock at woman’s naked bus dance

“The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser” writes Ally Foster for dailytelegraph.com.au. There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon. Source: dailytelegraph.com.au Share This:

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‘Calm’ Became Top Meditation App After Apple’s 2017 App of the Year Award, ‘A Touchy Subject’ at Rival Headspace

“One year ago, Apple awarded the meditation app “Calm” as the iPhone app of the year, and since then the company has dethroned the previous #1 meditation app on the iOS App Store, “Headspace.”” writes Day Ago On for macrumors.com. If granted, Headspace could be covered by health insurance.As of writing, Calm is #1 on the Health & Fitness iOS App Store chart for top free apps, while Headspace is #5.We don’t need to be the ones making the cold calls to win these projects.”Next, Headspace plans to make waves…

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Babylon Health has claimed its AI bot is as good at diagnosing as human doctors, but sources say the AI’s development was rushed and effectiveness exaggerated

“ate one Friday evening in December 2017, a group of worried Babylon Health doctors sat down for a meeting with Ali Parsa, the 53-year-old founder of the London-based healthcare app maker” writes Forbes Staff for forbes.com. In June, a British doctor who was testing the new diagnostic chatbot on Babylon’s app found an error: It had missed symptoms of a hypothetical pulmonary embolism.The new bot would go to Babylon’s own app users that December, then to patients of Britain’s National Health Service sometime in the future. Source: forbes.com Share This:

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Silent but deadly: Tesla unveils new ‘fart app’

“It’s ironic that Tesla would release a “fart app” for its cars in the company’s least crappy year in some time” writes Andrew Krok for cnet.com. Over the weekend, a random tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk made it sound like the electric-car company was working on a “fart app.”. Tesla owners can configure “fart mode” in one of two ways — “Fart on demand” allows the driver to send flatulence through the speakers with a press of a scroll wheel, while “Fart on turn signal” is pretty self explanatory. Source:…

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This Health Startup Won Big Government Deals—But Inside, Doctors Flagged Problems

“ate one Friday evening in December 2017, a group of worried Babylon Health doctors sat down for a meeting with Ali Parsa, the 53-year-old founder of the London-based healthcare app maker” writes Forbes Staff for forbes.com. In June, a British doctor who was testing the new diagnostic chatbot on Babylon’s app found an error: It had missed symptoms of a hypothetical pulmonary embolism.The new bot would go to Babylon’s own app users that December, then to patients of Britain’s National Health Service sometime in the future. Source: forbes.com Share This:

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Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine app co-founder, dies in New York aged 34

“Colin Kroll, a technology executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead in New York at the age of 34” writes Guardian Staff for theguardian.com. He had been named chief executive of HQ Trivia in September.Kroll was the chief executive of the trivia app, which livestreams short trivia shows to users and became extremely popular after its release in 2017 before later experiencing a decline in popularity. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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