Understand the transformative power of generative AI in healthcare, and how it is setting new benchmarks in patient care, all while respecting privacy and HIPAA rules.


Google Cloud is partnering with Mayo Clinic as it tries to expand use of generative A.I. in health care

Google Cloud is rustling up a tech hoedown with Mayo Clinic, venturing into the wild frontier of health care with their newfangled artificial intelligence (AI). Their shiny tool, “Enterprise Search on Generative AI App Builder,” is being tested out by the Mayo Clinic. Imagine a magic book where you can ask any question and it digs through piles of other books to find your answer. That’s pretty much what they’re doing, but with patient information.

This smart tool lets doctors search patient records as easily as asking where you left your car keys. It scours through medical histories, labs, and imaging records in a jiffy. Even better, it doesn’t matter if the information is scattered across different files or locations. A bit like a treasure hunt, but with less dirt and more data.

This tool could potentially lighten the burden of administrative tasks for clinicians, which often cause burnout. Think of it as a virtual assistant that doesn’t need coffee breaks.

Generative AI became the belle of the tech ball back in late 2022. Google has been hot on its heels, introducing its own chat service, Bard AI. However, health care is no cakewalk, and any AI hiccups could lead to serious ramifications. So, Google’s playing it safe, only letting early adopters like Mayo Clinic have a crack at it.

Rest assured, patient privacy hasn’t been tossed to the wind. Google swears by its approach to privacy and assures that its new service plays by the HIPAA rules. Mayo Clinic, on its part, is running “safe sandboxes” to try out the technology.

In 2019, Google Cloud and Mayo Clinic signed a 10-year partnership. This AI application in health care is their first rodeo together, and by the looks of it, it won’t be the last.


Text to design, automated by AI

Uizard is the new kid on the block in the design world, and they’re not here to play small ball. With their AI-powered tricks, you’ll be cooking with gas in no time, whether you’re a greenhorn or a design guru.

Need a design mockup quicker than a hiccup? Uizard’s Autodesigner feature (coming soon) lets you whip up a UI mockup from simple text input, so you’re good to go. And the early bird gets the worm: sign up soon, and you’ll get to try it sooner!

Next up, Uizard’s AI can turn screenshots into editable mockups. Got an app or website design you’re itching to adapt? Just feed it into the machine, and voila! You’ve got yourself a mockup.

Crafting the perfect message for your designs can feel like herding cats, right? But with Uizard’s AI Text Assistant, you just punch in some prompt words and sit back as the assistant does the heavy lifting. No more wrestling with text or, heaven help us, using “lorem ipsum.”

But wait, there’s more! Want to refresh your app or site theme, or maybe just swipe the vibe of a competitor? Upload an image or URL and let Uizard’s deep-learning magic conjure up a matching UI theme.

Love jotting down your ideas on any paper within arm’s reach? Uizard’s got you covered there too. Just scan your hand-drawn wireframes, and you’ll get a digital design as fast as greased lightning.

And if you’re puzzled over where to place core CTAs, let Uizard’s heatmap function give you the skinny. It’ll show you where users will likely focus their attention most, taking some of the guesswork out of the process.

So there you have it. If you’re keen to start crafting the next big thing in web or mobile app design, Uizard is worth a shot. And the best part? It’s free to sign up. So why not hitch your wagon to the AI design revolution? I reckon you won’t regret it.


Rishi Sunak’s AI summit: what is its aim, and is it really necessary?

Rishi Sunak, UK’s big kahuna, has announced a global powwow on artificial intelligence (AI) safety for this fall, as folks are getting antsy that AI might start calling the shots. The rapid advancements in generative AI, which can whip up convincing text, images, and voice on demand, have even got tech bigwigs like Elon Musk shaking in their boots.

Sunak is attempting to mark the UK as the go-to place for global AI regulation efforts, offering a bridge between Uncle Sam and China, and an alternative to the EU’s approach which some think is all stick, no carrot.

The meet-up is set to chat about the risks that AI poses and the ways we can rope them in with worldwide coordinated action. Many tech heads are worried about AI, with Musk and over 50,000 others signing a letter earlier this year asking for a pause on creating big-bad AIs, while creating solid rules for AI governance.

But not everyone thinks AI is the boogeyman. Some reckon we should worry more about the immediate issues like generative AI’s potential to churn out persuasive false info that could tip the scales during elections.

A worldwide agreement could look a bit like the treaty on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, with dedicated regulators, public dough for safety research, and oversight of high-powered systems. But this ain’t a walk in the park. The tech is already out there and spreading like wildfire. And not having China on board, a big player in tech and AI, could be like trying to plug a dam with a toothpick.

EU has been ahead of the game, proposing legislation that sets the pace for AI regulation. The UK has laid out principles for the industry to follow but hasn’t laid down any hard and fast rules. The G7 also has a plan for an intergovernmental group, the “Hiroshima AI process”, to hash out issues around rapidly evolving tools. So, buckle up, folks. AI regulation is the new frontier.


Microsoft to move top AI experts from China to new lab in Canada

Microsoft, the US tech behemoth, is uprooting some of its sharpest AI brains from China and replanting them in Canada, leaving a hole in China’s tech talent nursery. This operation, dubbed the “Vancouver Plan” might be seen as a protective gambit to keep its valuable AI players from being enticed by eager Chinese tech groups.

And why Canada? Some think it’s the middle ground in the US-China tech cold war, a “third country” where the sparks of open dialogue can be reignited. This shuffle isn’t exactly tickling Beijing pink. It’s quite the opposite, as the Chinese government has been trying to lure its tech talent back home with big fat grants and flashy teaching gigs.

The Beijing-based Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) has been the springboard for Chinese tech stars. The talk in the tech neighborhood is that Microsoft’s contribution to AI via the MSRA has been “phenomenal.” But some reckon that the rising political temperature and mutual tech suspicion between the US and China has been throwing cold water on collaboration.

Microsoft, despite these crosswinds, has managed to hold its ground in China for over 30 years. As a part of this chess game, Microsoft’s LinkedIn also made some personnel changes in its China office this year. So, watch this space – the pieces are in motion.


OpenAI CEO calls for global cooperation to regulate AI

OpenAI’s top dog, Sam Altman, has been globe-trotting, preaching the AI gospel and spreading a warning about its risks, like a Silicon Valley Paul Revere. At a shindig in South Korea, he urged worldwide cooperation to rein in AI technology. He’s not so much worried about our ability to roll with the punches, but more about how fast those punches might come. It’s like learning to dodge a baseball vs. a speeding bullet.

The South Korean president seems to vibe with Altman, pushing for international standards to keep unwanted ‘mishaps’ in check. Meanwhile, discussions about AI oversight are cooking in the West, and even China is planning to get in on the act, according to Elon Musk.

ChatGPT, the star child of OpenAI, has been ruffling feathers in the labor market, prompting economists to flash warning signs. Estimates suggest up to 300 million jobs could be on the chopping block due to AI. Office drones and legal eagles might have to brace for the most turbulence.

But Altman thinks the future isn’t so bleak. He’s of the view that we’ll just be swapping old jobs for new ones. And who knows, our great-grandkids might look back at our current work lives like we look at black-and-white TV. Altman sees this as the dawning of a golden age – a bounty of opportunities. His advice? Stay nimble, learn fast, and evolve with the tech.

As for what regulations should be put in place, Altman stayed tight-lipped, saying countries could work out their own playbooks. But the chatter is getting louder about how to handle the global effects of AI platforms. And with that, he’s off again, on his AI world tour.