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Lionel Richie says 'hello' to tech investing

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Multiple Grammy Award winner Lionel Richie tells USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham about his tech investments including the medical house call app Heal. The legendary Grammy and Academy award-winning singer/songwriter, best known for hits like Hello, All Night Long and Easy, has invested in Heal three times since 2015. He won't disclose the size of his investment but will say that, after a poor experience putting money into Microsoft shortly after it started, "now I'm in it to win it," he says. Heal has raised over $69 million from Richie, former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs and several others, including Bascom Ventures. With Microsoft, Richie says he realized nearly $1 million on his investment but got out way too early.


Smart speakers will be joined to the health service website to create a virtual doctor

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People could soon be diagnosed by Dr Alexa in their own living room as the NHS announces plans to join up with Amazon to create a virtual doctor. New Government Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, will today announce plans to connect Amazon Echo smart speakers to the NHS website. This will give the hi-tech gadgets – which answer questions out loud when spoken to – access to accurate medical information checked by NHS experts. The voice-activated technology speaks to owners as an artificial intelligence character named Alexa, and could soon have a wealth of health knowledge to hand. Government minister Hancock will say in a speech today the partnership will give people peace of mind that the health advice they receive is from a reliable source.


Digital docs: GCC healthcare's embrace of AI physicians

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"There, there; at least you've got your health." It is the saying our elders turn to as comfort when times are bleak. Its widespread use is indicative of the value we place for healthcare in general, even as the Fourth Industrial Revolution blurs the lines between the physical and the virtual. We may all go along with the digital tune, but we have not entirely abandoned age-old priorities. And there are stark indicators that we are not averse to letting the digital realm play a central role in the maintenance of our health, especially when it comes to robotics and artificial intelligence.


Digital Surgery Deploys First Surgical Artificial Intelligence System for the Operating Room

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Surgery, a health tech company shaping the future of surgery through the convergence of surgical expertise and technology, today announced it has developed and successfully demonstrated the world's first real-time, dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) system designed for the operating room (OR). The company is building the data to power the future of surgery through its world-class and proprietary surgical procedure road maps, which aim to aid the surgical team in the OR, reducing risk and making surgery safer. Digital Surgery is the first patented AI platform bringing this scale of knowledge to the surgical community. "This is a huge milestone for the future of surgery because it lays the foundation for how AI and computer vision will support surgical teams to deliver safer surgeries. It also enables the next generation of robotic surgery, giving these future systems the capability to function more intelligently and safely," said Dr. Jean Nehme MD, co-founder and CEO of Digital Surgery.


Digital Surgery Deploys First Surgical Artificial Intelligence System for the Operating Room

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Surgery, a health tech company shaping the future of surgery through the convergence of surgical expertise and technology, today announced it has developed and successfully demonstrated the world's first real-time, dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) system designed for the operating room (OR). The company is building the data to power the future of surgery through its world-class and proprietary surgical procedure road maps, which aim to aid the surgical team in the OR, reducing risk and making surgery safer. Digital Surgery is the first patented AI platform bringing this scale of knowledge to the surgical community. "This is a huge milestone for the future of surgery because it lays the foundation for how AI and computer vision will support surgical teams to deliver safer surgeries. It also enables the next generation of robotic surgery, giving these future systems the capability to function more intelligently and safely," said Dr. Jean Nehme MD, co-founder and CEO of Digital Surgery.


AI Is Helping Doctor To Diagnose Your Eye With Mobile Camera

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The days are not far where doctor can diagnose your eye remotely with Telemedicine along with your phone camera. And your phone has inbuilt AI powered program which is based on machine learning to identify and detect disease easily without need to have high end lab and equipment. Tech Vedika has extended its AI and Mobile Development expertise by combining AI competency with mobility. As recently Google Android and IOS has introduced mobile Core ML library which can help mobile app developer to build machine learning capability within their apps. Tech Vedika developed solution where eye specialist can diagnose your eye with their mobile camera based on AI-Machine learning.


Next-gen telehealth: AI, chatbots, genomics and sensors that advance population health

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While the use of telemedicine systems has been expanding in recent years, especially as more payers have begun reimbursing for some telehealth services, the industry is on the verge of more widespread virtual care. But what will that ultimately look like? The next generation of tools will feature enhancements ranging from chatbots, machine learning and genomics to remote diagnostic tools and better sensors. Here's a look at what to expect in the near future. Both machine learning and automation are trying to solve an inherent issue in virtual healthcare: scalability, said Roeen Roashan, senior analyst of digital health at consulting firm IHS.


AI In Healthcare: Artificial Intelligence Can Heal The Healthcare Industry

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There are so many more ways the future of healthcare will be impacted by the advancement of technology. Too many people know the horror of inputting their symptoms on WebMD, self-diagnosing themselves with some fatal disease, and then freaking out about it until they can see a doctor. However, AI in healthcare will be able to provide telemedicine – the use of technology to give clinical healthcare from any distance. AI will be able to examine users health and give almost immediate doctorate level recommendations via the internet. For example, Babylon Health is working on implementing this type of program and now has success rate 9% higher for passing the general practitioner exam compared to human doctors.


Embracing AI telemedicine to help doctors develop communities of care

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Some years ago I had an experience that many people can identify with. I needed to see my primary care doctor for an issue I considered urgent but didn't want to wait three to four weeks to get an appointment. The way I see it -- you can remain part of the problem or try to solve it. That's how I came to found Imperium Legacy Technology and develop the iDirectDoc solution. Direct primary care offers healthcare as a service in a membership model, similar to the relationship people have with their gyms or cell phone providers: for a fixed fee, the doctor will cover all of a patient's wellness care.


Opinion: The risks of AI in remote medical consulting

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With the increasing use of AI in healthcare, a warning from medical union MDDUS of the'inherent risks in remote consulting' offers a timely reminder of the potential dangers. Following our story yesterday on Samsung's partnership with Babylon Health, an NHS consultant reached out with his (puzzling) experience of Babylon's technology: I gave it the most basic of medical presentations; 'I have a nose bleed'. Sit back & watch 130 seconds of the most bizarre triage you will ever come across… #NoseBleed #GPatHand #FlawedAI pic.twitter.com/53YPoZIOUF In the video, the AI is told'I have a nose bleed' – a symptom which a medical professional would be able to diagnose quickly. What follows is over two minutes of bizarre questions resulting in the AI calling the symptoms'quite complex' and failing to offer any possible causes.