How to Create a Healthcare Experience that Breaks All Boundaries

Today’s healthcare experience should extend beyond the boundaries of any single organization. Consumers expect to receive care almost anywhere; consult health experts through their smartphones; use their wearables and in-home devices as health sensors; and get help from brokerages to manage their health savings accounts. The effects of COVID-19 have amplified these trends, as more […]

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When There’s No Time to Waste, It’s Time for Advanced Tools Such as AI (Part 8)

With large numbers of people suffering and dying from COVID every day, there’s no time to waste. As a result, we’ve been driven to meet this challenge with the most advanced care strategies and latest technological tools available. Key factors for success that we’ve identified include collaboration and the ability to understand complex interrelated factors […]

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The Magic Behind the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge – and Why It Matters (Part 7)

The recently concluded XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge reveals the role advanced artificial intelligence (AI) can play in helping to find solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges.  The competition challenged AI practitioners to develop not only better models to predict where the COVID-19 pandemic is headed, but also to recommend what we should do about it: that […]

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The Search for COVID Answers Begins with the Right Data (Part 6)

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, businesses had more questions than answers: Which policies would stem the spread? What’s the best way to distribute vaccines? How can we safely reopen? While many questions are still being debated, it’s clear what distinguishes leaders from laggards: preparedness with data, artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud and agile practices. The […]

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Four Things Financial Services Can Do to Stop Synthetic Fraud

According to the World Health Organization, the number of cyberattacks has skyrocketed fivefold since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, compromising the personal information of millions. Phishing and website fraud are particularly prevalent – in the first quarter of 2020 alone, AI-powered fraud prevention company Bolster detected 854,441 confirmed phishing and counterfeit pages, along with […]

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Here’s What We Need to Know to Stop the Pandemic (Part 4)

As an advisory board member for the Pandemic Response Challenge launched by Cognizant and XPRIZE, I’m all too aware of the complexities involved with accurately predicting how policy interventions will change the trajectory of COVID-19. There’s so much data that needs to be considered to accurately make these predictions, and that data can be hard […]

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Collaboration Is Key to Unlocking the Power of AI (Part 3)

As the curtain opens on 2021, there’s plenty of uncertainty mixed in with the overall hope for a better year. Amid the unknown, however, one thing is sure: Artificial intelligence will play a major role in whatever the next 12 months may bring. Second, even as businesses and governments jostle for AI domination, those who […]

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Three Ways Data Councils Help Make the Most of the Cloud

I recently read an excellent summary of why cloud data councils are so valuable for anyone trying to tap the scalability and cost effectiveness of cloud computing. As Anil Nagaraj, Associate Vice President of Digital Engineering within Cognizant’s Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Practice, describes it, these councils work best when they focus on security and […]

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Even Inexact Data Can Be Meaningful to AI – and Other COVID Lessons Learned (Part 1)

COVID-19 has turned our professional and personal lives upside down. But it’s also giving us a crash course in using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict and navigate an uncertain future. While there’s still a lot to learn, we believe so strongly in the potential for AI to lessen the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 […]

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