• Brainstorm Health: DNA Testing Privacy, Dementia Treating Robot, Child Vaccination Rates

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Happy Friday, readers! This is Sy.
    An adorable robot seal that's meant to help elderly people with dementia is getting some serious recognition-or at least its creator, Japanese scientist and artificial intelligence pioneer Takanori Shibata, is.
    Shibata has been awarded the 2018 Ryman Prize -an international scientific award worth $250,000 and is meant to honor entrepreneurs who focus on ways to improve the lives of the elderly-for his decades of work in robotics and AI for that very purpose. Shibata's signature creation is the PARO robot; the device, which is shaped like a seriously...
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  • This Adorable Robot Seal Helps Comfort Elderly Dementia Patients. Its Creator Just Won a $250,000 Prize

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    An adorable robot seal that's meant to help elderly people with dementia is getting some serious recognition-or at least its creator, Japanese scientist and artificial intelligence pioneer Takanori Shibata, is.
    Shibata has been awarded the 2018 Ryman Prize -an international scientific award worth $250,000 and is meant to honor entrepreneurs who focus on ways to improve the lives of the elderly-for his decades of work in robotics and AI for that very purpose. Shibata's signature creation is the PARO robot; the device, which is shaped like a seriously adorable baby seal (I highly recommend...
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