Schneider’s DigiCon 2017 Features Tech Topics … and Baseball

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:13 PM FRISCO, Texas—DigiCon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies. The meeting, held here on May 11 and 12, drew 165 customers, a 20 percent increase from the previous DigiCon U.S. meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.

Artificial Intelligence Computes the Man + Machine Equation

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Artificial Intelligence (AI), arguably the most transformative force in business and health care today, took center stage at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit, held here on March 29.

AI as a Tool, Not a Threat, to Eyecare and Society

By Jamie Wilson and Catherine Wolinski, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:29 AM The Vision Monday Summit kicked off with Session One: “Insight, Integration and Investment” starring Hilary Mason, founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a data research company that helps organizations utilize their data science and machine intelligence capabilities.

AI Begins to Reshape the Customer/Patient Experience

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:28 AM How will Artificial Intelligence begin to affect the customer/patient experience? That was the question posed to the second panel of the day as they examined how AI algorithms learn what we like, enabling personalized brands to create new experiences and choices for consumers. The advance of new smart tools help make data actionable, creating competitive advantages for retailers, professionals, designers and suppliers.

Professor Urges Audience to Think Outside the Box When it Comes to AI

By Mark Tosh
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:27 AM Many philosophers have a pragmatic view of the world, and it would appear that Alex John London, a professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, counts himself among this group.

Finding the Soul of the Machine With Violinist Mari Kimura

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:26 AM In the final session of the 2017 VM Summit, “The Soul of the Machine,” Mari Kimura, a violinist and teacher of Interactive Computer Music Performance at The Juilliard School, entertained the audience though a performance wearing a sensor-enabled glove.

Seeing Eye to AI: Sharing Data to Improve Ophthalmic Care

By Catherine Wolinski, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:25 AM Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, chief clinical editor at Review of Optometry, quickly guided the audience into Session Four: “A-Eye: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Eyecare,” immediately introducing ways in which artificial intelligence can directly enhance the ophthalmic profession.

Innovative Optometry Students Utilize AI for Better Patient Care

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM Winners of the Student Innovator of the Year Award from the Rick Bay Foundation, Kathleen Hoang and Alex Martin presented on some medical innovations they are working on. The Student Innovator of the Year award recognizes the innovative and creative ideas of a current student at an optometry college.

Scene at the VM Summit

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:23 AM

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun … and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:05 AM The fun began as soon as the New Eyes team started decorating the Hard Rock Cafe. As Bob Stein of National Vision explained, “At 5:00 pm on gig day the equipment for the band was pretty much in place, but the venue looked like it would at any lunchtime with no “Rockin’ For New Eyes” feel. By 8:00 pm the New Eyes team had transformed the room into a unique event venue with a true optical industry party and rock and roll vibe.” Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

Today @ Expo for March 31, 2017

By Staff
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:35 AM Gifts, giveaways and celebs at Vision Expo Eat. Check out Today@Expo for more details.

VM Summit on Artificial Intelligence Computes the Man + Machine Equation

By Staff
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:12 AM NEW YORK—Artificial Intelligence (AI), arguably the most transformative force in business and health care today, took center stage at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit, held here Wednesday.

A Few Tickets Still Available for VM Summit on Artificial Intelligence

By Staff
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:11 AM NEW YORK—It’s less than a week until the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit on Artificial Intelligence, but a handful of tickets are still available, according to the event’s organizers.

Notable Speakers Added to VM’s Final Lineup for Artificial Intelligence Summit

By Staff
Friday, March 3, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Several notable speakers have joined the select group of experts in artificial intelligence, data science, marketing, telemedicine and vision care who will speak at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit.
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