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CMU, Pitt to outfit DoD with robotic trauma care tech

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have each have been awarded four-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an autonomous trauma care system. WHY IT MATTERS The autonomous or nearly autonomous system, “TRAuma Care In a Rucksack” (TRACIR), is essentially a backpack containing an inflatable vest or […]

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Speech recognition technology is not a solution for poor readers

Could artificial intelligence be a solution for people who cannot read well (functional illiterates) or those who cannot read at all (complete illiterates)? According to psycholinguists, speech technology should never replace learning how to read. Researchers argue that literacy leads to a better understanding of speech because good readers are good at predicting words. Even […]

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MIT: AI platform beats existing models at predicting cancer risk

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT found a deep learning artificial intelligence platform had a high success rate in detecting breast cancer risk. WHY IT MATTERS The model retrospectively identified women at high risk of developing breast cancer from nearly 90,000 prior consecutive screening mammograms taken at Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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Artificial Intelligence can detect depression in child’s speech

he algorithm was able to identify children with a diagnosis of an internalising disorder with 80 per cent accuracy, and in most cases that compared really well to the accuracy of the parent checklist, researchers said. Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech […]

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CTA, IBM, Google, others kick off initiative to set standards for artificial intelligence in healthcare

The Consumer Technology Association launched an initiative to set standards for the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, backed by more than 30 vendors and provider associations. The group will examine and advance AI technology in consumer health, fitness and wellness technology and recommend best practices — with major tech outfits like Blackberry, Google and […]

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NewYork-Presbyterian working on machine learning analytics to combat opioid crisis

NewYork-Presbyterian, a prominent academic health system, is working with machine learning vendor Splunk to develop new data analytics tools that prevent the potential diversion of controlled substances such as opioids. NewYork-Presbyterian approached Splunk to develop the controlled substance monitoring platform, while also enhancing patient privacy, because of the vendor’s products’ ability to synthesize Big Data […]

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HIMSS19 to feature Healthcare of the Future exhibit

Among the many speciality exhibit areas at HIMSS19 will be one called Healthcare of the Future. Not surprisingly, the focus is on innovation – artificial intelligence, chatbots, voice assistants and more – and it will offer attendees the opportunity for hands-on interactions and live demonstrations. “In this booth you will see emerging technologies around wearables, […]

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Successful bids for £50m UK AI digital pathology and imaging network announced

Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled today the successful consortia that will create five new digital pathology and imaging centres leveraging AI to speed up disease diagnosis in the UK, bringing together representatives from academia, the charitable sector and industry. The network will be developed through a £50m investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Data to Early Diagnosis and […]

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AI doctor could boost chance of survival for sepsis patients

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence system that could help treat patients with sepsis. The technology, developed by researchers from Imperial College London, was found to predict the best treatment strategy for patients. The system ‘learnt’ the best treatment strategy for a patient by analysing the records of about 100,000 hospital patients in intensive care […]