Well, you thought AI-generated static images were both cool and concerning. Now, META (formerly Facebook) introduces AI-generated VIDEO based on simple user inputs. If distinguishing fake from real was hard before, where is this going?
This is a nice quick (3 minute read) of the ways Science can be done quickly and effectively, and points out some of the common friction points that we can eliminate in our journey. Thanks to the NYTimes for giving us perspective on what we’ve just lived through.
This is awesome in several ways (read the article, link above).
Having a “creative desk” full of glue, scissors, sticky notes, colored pens is always better when designing something. Once done, you can move to your computer and finish it at your “publishing desk”. This research tells you why (you can think outside your brain using your body and your physical space)
The EHR (electronic health record) is a way to help your brain think, if we do it right. Do we do it right? This is “using tools” to augment our thinking.
Then we have “other people’s minds” with the hint that teams who know how to draw on complementary skills from others in a team, perform better than individuals or uncoordinated teams. What does that teach us about our informatics work?
I will have to sit with this article for awhile. What are you taking away from it?
Having succeeded at getting folks to social distance and mask for a couple years, the viruses are staging a comeback: lots of kids and adults with LESS immunity to flu and RSV (respiratory syncitial virus) and thus a sharp spike in infections this fall.
Hemgenix now produces a genetic cure. For those with hemophilia B, a disease that causes spontaneous bleeding due to a DNA mutation, there is now a treatment that injects a normal gene into the patient’s body to start manufacturing a corrected protein, with a 94% rate of no longer needing Factor IX infusions. Read it. Amazing.
And yes $3.4 million is a huge cost for a one-time treatment, but that is comparable and cheaper, than a lifetime of constant infusions and bleeding episodes and complications. And the cost WILL come down. Science fiction, here we come.