Health & Medicine


Artificial intelligence, automation and the future of nursing Canadian Nurse

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Picture this: a patient walks into the emergency department and sits in front of the "triage nurse" -- a computer that uses advanced algorithms to ask questions based on the patient's answers. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are testing robotic decision supports that schedule nursing tasks and assign rooms to patients. TAVIE uses pre-recorded videos of a nurse to coach patients to manage their health condition and make behaviour changes. Ryan Chan, an emergency nurse and a master's student, is working with Booth and his research team as they develop an online computer game to teach electronic medication administration to nursing students.


Medical Image Analysis with Deep Learning , Part 2

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Lets use excel as Jeremy suggests, our input matrix is function f() and sliding window matrix is filter function g(). We select our sliding window function to be a random matrix g. Then the convoluted output for the dot product of this matrix is shown below. The different types of entities of CNN are: Input, Filters (or Kernels),Convolutional Layer, Activation Layer, Pooling Layer, and Batch Normalization layer. In our excel example above our filter is g, moves over the input matrix f. Convolutional Layer: A layer of dot product of input matrix and kernel gives a new matrix know as the convolutional matrix or layer.


How To Make Use Of AI: Why Marketers, Consumers And Workers Should Trust Artificial Intelligence (Opinion)

International Business Times

The newest and hottest version of AI, which is better known as "deep learning," occurs when a program not only understands language and images, but can interpret them and respond to them on its own. Google Translate, for instance, now uses deep learning to apply irony and slang to its translations. After all, haven't we always thought of writing, understanding slang and interpreting pictures as uniquely human skills? Unleashing the power of deep learning could help marketers personalize ads in ways they never could before.


If Artificial Intelligence Is Not A Reflection Of You Then You Might Be A Vampire

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In this industry and in everyday life, the best work and interactions comes from people solving problems for other people. IBM's Watson was created to answer questions on the TV gameshow Jeopardy! But now IBM are using Watsons question answering abilities to help nurses in a lung cancer treatment ward in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, to get diagnoses quicker. Instead of giving bots and AI a soul, give the being with a soul more support with bots and AI.


What AI Will Do For Patients

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Now that AI home assistants are winning the hearts (and living rooms) of people around the world, it's only a matter of time before consumers want their bots to improve their health. But we expect bigger ideas soon and bet that efforts like Merck's Amazon Challenge will yield hands-free health help that's far more useful. The ideas that will stick will be those developed from the patients' point of view. Personalize AI for individual health needs: When a migraine sufferer feels the early warning signs of a headache, for example, we bet they'll be able to say, "Turn on migraine mode" and trigger their bot to dim lights, turn off music, and maybe even text a predetermined list of people.


Robots for Everyone! – Tincture

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The Pew Research Center asked people for their predictions about robots and computers taking jobs, and found a curious dichotomy. In addition, Toyota has a family of "partner robots" which includes a personal assist robot, a care assist robot, and Robina. There's already Catalia Health's Mabu personal care assistant and the Aido "next generation social family robot," among others. With AI doctors and personal care robots, technology can at least help fill in current gaps in care, and maybe help provide better health care generally.


Computer Vision Algorithm Studies Laparoscopic Procedures to Understand What's Going On

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Laparoscopic surgeries are often automatically recorded from the point of view of the endoscope's lens. This is thanks to built-in recording equipment that accompanies many commercial endoscopic systems. Now researchers at MIT have reported at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Singapore on a new video processing system that can, on its own, identify different stages of laparoscopic surgeries, potentially allowing researchers to quickly find relevant scenes that they can easily study. "They are thrilled to have the surgical tapes automatically segmented and indexed, because now those tapes can be used for training.


Artificial Intelligence Is The Real Thing For Pharma And Medtech

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Notably, Novartis (NYSE:NVS), which has also been involved in AI for two or three years, recently signed a deal with IBM Watson to explore the technology's use in breast cancer care. The collaboration's aims include identifying better treatment sequences or predictors of response, Pascal Touchon, Novartis' global head of oncology strategy, told EP Vantage. Also looking for patterns is London-based BenevolentAI, which hopes its machine-based learning approach to processing academic research, clinical studies and other health-related data will help identify correlations in data that could lead to new drugs and significantly speed up the process of drug development. With plenty of other companies clamoring to get into healthcare, including tech giants like IBM Watson and Alphabet, how will medtech and pharma groups compete in the AI space?


Inspector gadget: how smart devices are outsmarting criminals

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Richard Dabate told police a masked intruder assaulted him and killed his wife in their Connecticut home. Detectives suspected foul play and obtained data from Bates's Amazon Echo device. Smart cars, fridges, doorbells, watches, phones, Fitbits, sneakers, televisions, gaming consoles, coffee makers, Pacemakers – a fast proliferating list – all can monitor, record and be used as evidence. "I think everyone realises – good guys, bad guys, cops, robbers – that everything is being videotaped or tracked somehow," Andy Kleinick, the head of the Los Angeles police department's cyber crimes section, and a supervisor for the secret service's LA electronic crimes task force, said in an interview.


4 Disruptive Health Care Technologies That Will Change Everything

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He continues, "While farfetched at the time, big data and machine learning have come far enough in just four years to provide gravitas to Vinod's argument. With a trillion gigabytes of patient data collected from devices, EHRs, labs, and DNA sequencing, alongside surrounding factors such as weather, geo-location, and viral outbursts taken into account, computers learn quickly, and they learn everything. Today, researchers in Europe are using 3-D printers and DNA sequencing to grow human body parts that could potentially replace missing limbs or ailing organs. While some of Aziz's ideas still make me squeamish, machine learning, virtual reality, the Human Genome Project, and the internet of things will undoubtedly impact our lives in the future.