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.”
Via MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604085/treating-addiction-with-an-app/amp/
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 MIT Technology Review
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.
Engadget highlights developments at Carnegie Mellon University that could lead to faster drug development and testing through a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics.