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When Does a Treatment Become Medically Necessary?

According to many insurance companies, a medically necessary treatment is “necessary for the symptoms and diagnosis or treatment of the condition, illness, or injury.” However, the phrase “not medically necessary” is often what patients hear when an insurance company simply … Read More

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Keeping a Remote Eye on Climatic Catastrophes

On May 31, 2013, four storm chasers died pursuing a gigantic tornado barreling across Oklahoma. Many more hurricane hunters have lost their lives attempting to collect data during some of the biggest storms of the past several decades. Not only … Read More

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Speech to Text

How a machine tries to understand a dictation Remember in school when you needed to take a dictation? I do, because I was horrible at it! First you needed to understand what the teacher was saying, and then you needed … Read More

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Natural Language Interface for Databases

How to get your data without technical knowledge In this time of digitalization, it is quite safe to say that every company has some type of database. It could be a small database to store some contact information, or big … Read More

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Machine Translation

Why it is important to have a customized solution In the time of globalization, translations are getting more and more important. Just think about webpages of companies for a moment. Imagine you have a company located in Germany. The corresponding … Read More

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Remote Sensing Technology in Forestry

It turns out that the road less traveled…is not a road. In recent years, improvements in the design and efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made them a powerful tool for 3D geographical mapping. Forests, a critical stabilizing force … Read More

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Medical Coder – A job I did not know about

One year ago I came across a job I was not aware of: “medical coder.” In Switzerland, but also in the US, medical reports, written by medical doctors in “natural medical language,” are translated by medical coders into a series … Read More

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Evaluating Houses

For insurance purposes, estimating the value and the risk of a building is not an easy task. An expert has to go to the location and assess the house in person… I wouldn’t trust photos taken by the owner!  This … Read More

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Power BI and NLP against COVID-19

Italy has been experiencing a COVID19 pandemic emergency since February. Despite being a small province (about 300,000 inhabitants), Piacenza was one of the epicenters of the epidemic in Italy; Codogno, where the first Italian COVID-19 diagnosed patient lives, is just … Read More

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Remote Sensing for Agriculture

The world population is projected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050, an increase of more than 25% from the current 2020 population of 7.8 billion. In order to feed another two billion people, we need to farm smarter. Remote-sensing drones have myriad … Read More

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