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VIDEO | Josh and Chloe - My Special Aflac Duck™ and CMN Hospitals

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Our good friends Josh Sundquist and Chloe Davison understand what it’s like to battle and beat childhood cancer. While they were fortunate to overcome their diagnosis, there are still thousands of children across the country facing cancer today. 

Microsoft, AT&T and Nike on AI

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We’re on the threshold of a new era, where rapid advances in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, cloud computing, and automation will transform how we live and work.

Beyond the Smart City

IoT, Automation, and Machine Learning on Today’s Modern Farm
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The bright lights of the big city aren’t as bright as they used to be, because they’re getting smarter. Street lights in cities like San Diego are turning off, and conserving energy, when vehicles and pedestrians aren’t nearby.

WATCH | Miss America 2018 Cara Mund Talks With Childhood Cancer Survivor Chloe Davison About My Special Aflac Duck

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See why 2018 Miss America Cara Mund and Chloe Davison, childhood cancer survivor, are excited about My Special Aflac Duck™, which Aflac is giving to newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients in the U.S. free of charge in hopes of providing a comforting companion during treatment. 

WATCH | Cara Mund, 2018 Miss America and CMN Ambassador, Shares Thoughts on My Special Aflac Duck

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Cara Mund, Miss America 2018 and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ambassador, shares why My Special Aflac Duck™ is a comforting companion for children facing cancer. 

Aflac: Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids With Cancer

My Special Aflac Duck is the latest addition to the company's ongoing Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign
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Since 1995, Aflac employees, agents and The Aflac Foundation, Inc., have donated more than $125 million toward pediatric cancer research and treatment. We are committed to helping make a difference in the lives of children facing cancer across the country, because every child deserves a lifetime.

Aflac Presents My Special Aflac Duck at The Atlantic's Children and Cancer: An Atlantic Forum

Company Plans to Provide Comforting Robot Duck to Children Free of Charge to Help Them Cope With Cancer
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COLUMBUS, Ga., May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., today presented its innovative social robot, My Special Aflac Duck™, at the Children and Cancer Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum, hosted by Atlantic Media and underwritten by Aflac for the second consecutive year, brought together a diverse audience of experts, survivors, researchers and families impacted by childhood cancer, including Dr.

Aflac Toy Robot for Kids Faces Cancer With Real Feelings

Emotional support robot duck helping children going through chemo
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Aflac has teamed up with robotics toy company Sproutel to create My Special Aflac Duck, a technology that offers emotional support to kids with cancer.

Kids can feed, bathe and even administer chemotherapy to the ducks that can respond to touch.

“Medical play can be really therapeutic,” Sproutel CEO Aaron Horowitz told FOX Business on “Mornings with Maria.” “It gives them this feeling of control. They have this friend that’s going through this treatment right alongside me.”

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