Using AI to predict heart attacks

Engadget reports that a “team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.”


IBM’s Watson diagnoses rare forms of leukemia

IBM’s Watson supercomputer has helped diagnose rare forms of Leukemia in at least two instances by comparing patients genetic information against a database of nearly 20 million cancer research papers.

Via Engadget:

Computer Vision Detects Early Esophageal Cancer

Medgadget highlights the use of computer vision to scan images for early signs of esophageal cancer. From the article:

At the Eidhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven) in The Netherlands, a research team has developed a computer vision system that has shown excellent results at identifying early neoplastic lesions, which develop into full blown esophageal cancer, in patients with Barrett’s esophagus. Such lesions are very difficult to spot, and not many physicians have the training or the eye necessary to do so accurately and consistently.