Category ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Artificial intelligence helps detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers in the US have developed a rapid, artificial intelligence (AI)-based test that can identify patients with an abnormal heart rhythm, even when it appears normal. This 10 second test for atrial fibrillation could be a significant improvement over current test procedures that can take weeks or even years (Lancet 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31721-0). Atrial fibrillation is a common

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The brain inspires a new type of artificial intelligence

Though the brain is a very slow machine, its capabilities exceed typical state-of-the-art, ultrafast artificial intelligence algorithms; hence, a revolution in deep learning must emerge, as experimentally and theoretically demonstrated by physicists Machine learning, introduced 70 years ago, is based on evidence of the dynamics of learning in our brain. Using the speed of modern

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NIH and radiology societies map path for translational research on AI in medical imaging

A new report, with contributions from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a roadmap for translational research on artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. The report, published in the May 28, 2019, Journal of the American College of Radiology, identifies research priorities that leverage

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Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Will the Value Match the Hype?

Source: JAMA Artificial intelligence (AI) and its many related applications (ie, big data, deep analytics, machine learning) have entered medicine’s “magic bullet” phase. Desperate for a solution for the never-ending challenges of cost, quality, equity, and access, a steady stream of books, articles, and corporate pronouncements makes it seem like health care is on the

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Study shows AI improves accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis

One of lung cancer’s most lethal attributes is its ability to trick radiologists. Some nodules appear threatening but turn out to be false positives. Others escape notice entirely, and then spiral without symptoms into metastatic disease. On Monday, however, Google unveiled an artificial intelligence system that — in early testing — demonstrated a remarkable talent

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AI can predict patient response to popular Crohn’s treatment

A predictive machine learning model was able to identify how effectively patients with Crohn’s disease would respond to long-term usage of ustekinumab, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open. Researchers from the University of Michigan trained the model using demographic and laboratory data obtained in previous clinical trials. The data described 401 patients with active Crohn’s

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Artificial intelligence could select heart failure patients for expensive treatment

Machine learning algorithm predicts sudden death in heart failure patients for the first time Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias, reports a study presented today at ICNC 2019. (1) The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden

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UK named the ‘heartland of European healthcare AI’ in new report

Germany and France are two flourishing AI hubs, but the UK has been named the European AI “powerhouse” in a new report from London-based investment firm MMC Ventures. Published earlier this month, the analysis sheds light on the hype around the technology, but identifies healthcare as an area of increasing focus for AI entrepreneurs as systems

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