🐦 003: Elon Musk chips a pig & Facebook speeds up MRI scans

The 1 minute healthtech roundup

Hey friends,

This week, Matt Hancock pledges £50M for AI to improve disease diagnosis, Elon Musk unveils a demo of his brain-machine interface and Fitbit shows how its trackers can identify COVID-19 before symptoms take hold.

News Bites 🥪

🤖 UK government pledges £50m for AI to improve diagnosis of deadly disease

🐷 Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

⌚️ Fitbit trackers can identify cases of COVID-19 before symptoms take hold

🧠 Facebook and NYU researchers discover a way to speed up MRI scans

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What to Listen to 🔊

The Health-tech Podcast — #125: The Story of emteq labs with Graeme Cox 🕶

Graeme Cox has led multiple startups from initiation to exit, acting both as CEO and CTO. His latest company, emteq labs, uses VR, multiple biometrics and machine learning to quantify human emotion.

The Lex Fridman Podcast: Elon Musk: Neuralink, AI, Autopilot, and the Pale Blue Dot

With this week’s Neuralink demo, you might enjoy this deep dive interview with Elon Musk. Lex is an AI researcher at Stanford — so he asks all the right questions 💯


That’s it, until next time 👋 

James


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