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FDA moves to encourage A.I. in medicine, drug development

The Food and Drug Administration is making moves to encourage the use of artificial intelligence and other digital tools in medicine and drug development, expanding a program it announced last year around digital health and establishing a new incubator focused on health technology. “AI holds enormous promise for the future... Read More

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Artificial intelligence to aid emergency dispatchers in Europe

An AI system called Corti listens in on distress calls for signs of a heart attack and feeds info to human dispatchers. It’s headed for wider testing later this year. An AI tool that helps emergency call dispatchers detect a heart attack situation is set for wider testing in Europe.... Read More

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Nvidia looks to AI for the future of medical imaging technologies

The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry. Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new... Read More

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Nvidia looks to AI for the future of medical imaging technologies

The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry. Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new... Read More

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The 3 most valuable applications of AI in health care

Artificial intelligence could prove to be a self-running growth engine for the health care sector in the not-so-distant future. A recent report from Accenture analyzed the “near-term value” of AI applications in health care to determine how the potential impact of the technology stacks up against the upfront costs of... Read More

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AI helps grow 6 billion roaches at China’s largest breeding site

The system ensures an optimal growth environment for the cockroaches, which are eventually crushed to make a “healing potion” that cures ailments like stomachache. If your worst nightmare is to be trapped in a room with six billion roaches flying around you, here’s the bad news. With the help of... Read More

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BenevolentAI, which uses AI to develop drugs and energy solutions, nabs $115M at $2B valuation

In the ongoing race to build the best and smartest applications that tap into the advances of artificial intelligence, a startup out of London has raised a large round of funding to double down on solving persistent problems in areas like healthcare and energy. BenevolventAI announced today that it has... Read More

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Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution. “Is it ‘electra?’” my father asks, leaning in close to the Amazon Echo my mother has just installed. Leaning in close is his trademark maneuver: Dad has been legally blind since age 18, the result of... Read More

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Using AI to detect heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the U.S., one in every four deaths is a result of heart disease, which includes a range of conditions from arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms, to... Read More