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How an Algorithm is Fighting the Opioid Epidemic
Workplace injuries are a primary cause of opioid prescriptions so Travelers Insurance – which is the largest Workers’ Compensation carrier – developed a system called the Early Severity Predictor, an algorithm-based model to predict which injured employees are at high risk of chronic pain, a condition that can lead to potential long-term opioid dependency.
Can drones save whales trapped in fishing gear?02:08
The real-life dino science behind Jurassic World03:04
This algorithm can help resettle refugees by giving them a better shot at employment02:13
What home means to astronaut Peggy Whitson01:50
'Space Force' could be the first new American military branch in 71 years01:57
Like a rolling stone: A surveillance robot that can travel on any terrain01:17