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From Coding To Cancer: How AI Is Changing Medicine

From Coding To Cancer: How AI Is Changing Medicine (0)

Regina Barzilay teaches computers how to learn. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her work focused on natural language processing – training computers to understand human speech – until a breast cancer diagnosis three years ago.
AI Beats Doctors At Predicting Heart Attacks

AI Beats Doctors At Predicting Heart Attacks (0)

Heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes, accounts for more than half a million deaths per year in the U.S. It's the leading cause of death for both men and women, and most instances of heart disease are preventable. Doctors are pretty good at identifying risk factors and warning people who are susceptible to heart attacks, but it turns out a computer might be even better.
The Opportunities And Challenges Of AI In Health Care

The Opportunities And Challenges Of AI In Health Care (0)

When we asked dozens of venture capitalists where they see the most potential for applied artificial intelligence, they unanimously agreed on health care. Technology has already been used to incrementally improve patient medical records, care delivery, diagnostic accuracy, and drug development, but with AI we could achieve exponential breakthroughs.
Chinese AI Company Plans To Mine Health Data Faster Than Rivals

Chinese AI Company Plans To Mine Health Data Faster Than Rivals (0)

One of China’s most intriguing biotechnology companies has fleshed out an earlier quixotic promise to use artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize health care.
Thanks To AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Thanks To AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems (0)

PATIENT NUMBER TWO was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear infection after ear infection and trouble breathing at night. He was small for his age, and by his fifth birthday, still hadn’t spoken. He started having seizures. Brain MRIs, molecular analyses, basic genetic testing, scores of doctors; nothing turned up answers. With no further options, in 2015 his family decided to sequence their exomes—the portion of the genome that codes for proteins—to see if he had inherited a genetic disorder from his parents. A single variant showed up: ARID1B.
New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors At Assessing Patients

New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors At Assessing Patients (0)

About 20 percent of youth in the United States live with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s the bad news. The good news is that mental health professionals have smarter tools than ever before, with artificial intelligence-related technology coming to the forefront to help diagnose patients, often with much greater accuracy than humans. A new study published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, for example, showed that machine learning is up to 93 percent accurate in identifying a suicidal person. The research, led by John Pestian, a professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, involved 379 teenage patients from three area hospitals.
Microsoft Wants To ‘Solve’ Cancer In The Next 10 Years Using AI

Microsoft Wants To ‘Solve’ Cancer In The Next 10 Years Using AI (0)

Microsoft is working towards fighting cancer using computer science such as machine learning and algorithms. By treating cancer like an information processing system, Microsoft researchers are able to adapt tools typically used to model computational processes to model biological ones.
New Innovations Make Healthcare Businesses Want To Diversify

New Innovations Make Healthcare Businesses Want To Diversify (0)

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabling a vast array of applications, healthcare companies have been eager to layer their existing lines of business with AI-based services. While pharma companies have been seeking tools for tracking the effectiveness of therapeutics, imaging companies have been augmenting the interpretability of scans through cognitive pattern interpretation.