A Dallas-based Company Is Helping A Woman Communicate Via Brainwaves

Last spring, someone reached out to IBM on Twitter about using artificial intelligence to help a 29-year-old woman affected by the neurological disorder Rett syndrome. The woman, named Boo, needed help communicating with the outside world. IBM’s Tim Duncan reached out to Darwin Ecosystem founder and former IBM research and development leader Thierry Hubert, and “The Cognitive Story” was born. Less than a year later, Darwin Ecosystem, a Dallas-based big data analytics company, is a finalist for the 2018 South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Award for developing a machine that uses EEG brainwave monitoring to allow limited persons to communicate.… Full Story

Sewer Gas Causes Evacuation of Forney Emergency Center

The Baylor Scott & White Emergency Center on U.S. Highway 80 in Forney was evacuated after a hazmat situation developed around noon on Tuesday. The situation stemmed from a supposed gas leak in the surrounding area that was later confirmed to be “sewer gas” by Forney public information officer Kyle Rouvaldt. Hospital officials evacuated the freestanding emergency room as a precautionary measure, Baylor Scott & White spokeswoman Julie Smith said, “moving staff and one patient to a nearby Baylor Scott & White facility.” Dallas Fire-Rescue’s hazmat crew, the Forney Fire Department, CareFlite, and the Kaufman County Office of Emergency Management… Full Story