-Cross Currents 9.3 Internet Issues: Ethical and Political Dilemmas

Helping Technology Addicts Return to Reality

treehouse-3_wide-b3cddc298fb809949a50e006007cef2e5ea686a9-s4-c85For most of us, the word “addiction” evokes images of people whose lives are controlled by drugs. But for many people—especially younger men—addictions aren’t about chemicals; they’re about technology. This touching NPR story profiles patients in a clinic that specializes in helping tech addicts retake control of their lives.

-Updates 15.3 Knowledge Bases and Expert Systems

Watson goes from TV Gaming to Lifesaving

ibmwatsonIBM’s Watson hasn’t been sitting on its circuits since it won the special Jeopardy! championship game in 2011. This Wired article describes how doctors are putting Watson to work as an expert advisor to help them diagnose cancer and save lives.