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Welcome to the Age of AI-Based Super Assistants

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In the 2013 movie Her, a virtual personal assistant named Samantha quickly evolves from merely competent to awesomely so. Rather than merely scheduling meetings, Samantha becomes a life coach, cajoling the main character, Theodore, a writer, to publish his letters and to move on with his divorce. That movie is science fiction, but those who are attuned to the rapid improvements in artificial intelligence say a version of Samantha (minus the later romantic attachment and singularity) is on the near horizon. For businesses, the promise of AI is that Samanthas will be embedded across all aspects of the organization. Such agents will analyze data, discover patterns over time and then make decisions based on predictive analysis.


Machine Learning In Healthcare And Improved Wellness

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While the financial services industry has embraced Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) from the very beginning, a 2015 survey revealed that 87 percent of people hadn't even heard of IoT.


Transforming Healthcare through AI

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The emergence of artificial intelligence has indeed come to usher vast revolutionary developments to a number of industries. One amongst them is the healthcare industry, which has leveraged the transforming technology with open arms. A recent survey by healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics, found 35 percent of healthcare organizations planning to leverage the technology within 2 years and more than half on intending the same with 5 years, thus, proving the point of its overwhelming welcomeness. Be it result bearing decision making systems, advanced diagnosis or precise custom based medicines, AI's potential application to the healthcare industry is immense. The powering surge in AI based health systems by some of the leading tech giants have come to usher in some major breakthroughs in healthcare.


5 Innovative Uses for Machine Learning

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Though its time horizon can't be predicted, artificial intelligence (AI) promises to foundationally influence modern society, for better or worse. A sub-genre of AI -- machine learning -- has garnered particular attention from the pundits for its potential impact on the world's most important industries. Due to the resulting hype, massive amounts of talent and resources are entering this space. But what is machine learning and why should we care about it in the first place? The answer is that, in the broadest sense, machine learning models are an application of AI in which algorithms independently predict outcomes.


Plenty of buzz for AI in healthcare, but are any systems actually using it?

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It doesn't take much to grab hospital executives' attention these days--just casually mention the words "artificial intelligence" and watch their eyes widen at the thought of the technology's untapped possibilities. The promise of AI has hit the healthcare industry full force, in part because industry leaders and researchers are searching for ways to utilize a new ever-growing database of patient information. In some ways, the promise is very real. Researchers have shown that AI can be particularly useful in augmenting image-based specialties like radiology and pathology, and machine learning has been shown to detect skin cancer with the same accuracy as a board-certified dermatologist. Hospital CEOs and venture capitalists at some of the country's foremost medical systems have taken note.


Smart Support: Artificial Intelligence Will Help, Not Replace, Electrophysiologists

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Artificial intelligence (AI)–assisted electrophysiology (EP) shows promise, but even its most ardent advocates aren't ready for full-fledged endorsement--yet. A robot revolution is coming, predicted the Huffington Post in November. Citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data and an analysis by Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER, online June 19, 2017), the article warned that nearly half of American jobs are "vulnerable to automation." Such forecasts aren't new or novel. Many came couched among counsel to prepare for a changing job market, while others have joined the debate about what machines should and shouldn't be tasked with doing.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.


From Energy To Transport To Healthcare, Here Are 8 Industries Being Disrupted By Elon Musk And His Companies

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Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has plans to colonize Mars, and thinks AI may turn humans into its pets. But beyond the hype and his enormous net worth and Twitter presence, here's how Musk's companies are actually taking on ... virtually every industry. Elon Musk thinks and acts on a larger, more cosmic scale than we're accustomed to from entrepreneurs. Elon Musk has become a household name synonymous with the future. Whether he's working on electric vehicles (Tesla) or sending rockets into space (SpaceX), his larger-than-life reputation attracts its fair share of hero-worship.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.


Report: 3 reasons AI in healthcare is no longer just 'hype'

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"Artificial intelligence" is no longer just a buzzword for healthcare, according to a report released in December by an independent government consultancy. For the report, officials from ONC and HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality asked Jason, an independent group of researchers that advises the federal government on science and technology, to "consider how AI might shape the future of public health, community health and healthcare delivery," according to a Jan. 17 ONC blog post penned by agency officials. Jason researchers concluded recent advancements in AI are significant and should not be dismissed as "another period of hype," according to the report. "Unlike previous eras of excitement over AI, the potential of AI applications in health may make this era different," they wrote. Here are three overarching reasons why the healthcare industry is ready for AI transformation.