Audi Recalls 139,249 Sedans for Faulty Airbag Sensor

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Audi AG, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, is recalling 139,249 sedans.

The recalled vehicles include the 2012 to 2018 A7 and A6, 2013 to 2018 S6 and S7, and 2014 to 2018 RS7.

The automaker is recalling the vehicles to fix a faulty sensor that may prevent a vehicle’s front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.

Original headline: Audi recalls 139,249 sedans

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Google Says Its AI Is Better at Predicting Death Than Hospitals

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Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients—and its early results show it has slightly higher accuracy than a hospital’s own warning system.

Bloomberg describes the healthcare potential of the Medical Brain’s findings, including its ability to use previously unusable information in order to reach its predictions. The AI, once fed this data, made predictions about the likelihood of death, discharge, and readmission.

In a paper published in

Australia Fines Apple $9 Million for Misleading Customers

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By Daniel Uria

A federal court in Australia fined Apple $9 million for telling Australian iPhone and iPad users the company wouldn’t fix their devices if they’d previously been repaired by a third party.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the court action against Apple after it investigated complaints that the company had refused repairs to some customers whose devices had been disabled after downloading an update to Apple’s iOS operating system due to an

Hospital Infection Info May Be Cut Off to Public

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By Jayne O’Donnell

Federal health regulators would stop releasing data on hospital infections—which affect one in 25 hospital patients every day—under a proposal set to take effect in November, according to an analysis by patient safety advocates.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) plan, part of a complex 500-page proposed rule, could halt the public disclosure of the “super bug” MRSA, post-operative sepsis and surgical site infections, as well as accidents and injuries ranging from

Quest for Quality: Four Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Quality

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Four U.S. hospitals are being recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The 2013 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize will be awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which will receive $75,000.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an urban academic medical center serving patients and communities in the Greater Boston area, was selected by a multi-disciplinary committee of healthcare quality and patient safety experts based on its sustainable

AI to Save Healthcare Sector $52 Billion in 2021

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New Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in healthcare will lead to billions in savings within the sector over the next four years, announced ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies.

In its recent report, ABI Research finds that while only a few AI applications have resulted in commercialized and scaled solutions so far, most do show promise in Proof of Concepts (PoCs). If successful, these applications could produce more

Tesla Spontaneously Catches Fire With no Crash

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By Peter Valdes-Dapena

A Tesla Model S being driven by the husband of actor Mary McCormack caught fire on a Los Angeles street last week, McCormack tweeted Friday night.

She posted a video of the car stopped at the side of the road with flames and smoke coming from underneath it.

“This is what happened to my husband and his car today,” she wrote. “No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you

Taking Responsibility for Responsible AI

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By Narendra Mulani

Artificial Intelligence (AI) affords a tremendous opportunity not only to increase efficiencies and reduce costs, but to help rethink businesses and solve critical problems. Yet for all the promises AI holds, there’s an equal amount of anxiety, across economies and societies. Many people feel that advanced technologies will bring profound changes that are predestined and inevitable.

As AI becomes more sophisticated, it will start to make or assist decisions that have a greater impact

5 Steps to Manage an Efficient Innovation Program

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Though we often use the term “innovation” in reference to an end product, in reality, innovation is a process. Business innovations do not simply spring to life, ready to go to market. It takes an incredible amount of time, a number of resources, numerous people working together, and a bit of luck for a truly innovative idea to go from concept to reality. The way in which you manage that process, and guide those ideas

American Businesses Brace for Pain From Trade Fight With China

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By Julia Horowitz

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods are intended to help American companies that have been hurt by Beijing’s industrial policies.

But in the short term, at least, many American businesses may be the ones feeling pain.

Deals are in limbo. Companies say critical supplies they need to make products could jump in price. And multinational corporations worry about their future ability to do business in China—a massive market.

On Friday, the Trump administration said it