Bias

AI Health Frontier – Issue 3

“The pace of progress in artificial intelligence is incredibly fast. It is growing at a pace close to exponential.”

– Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

 

Artificial intelligence in healthcare

How 3D technology is transforming medical imaging
AI, cloud and supersonic networking speeds make images clearer, crisper and more informative.
[Healthtech / Brian T. Horowitz]

Consortium.AI wants to cure rare degenerative diseases using AI technology

A new venture by Insilico Medicine and A2A Pharmaceuticals aims to apply advances in AI to cutting-edge drug discovery. Consortium.AI will develop new treatments and use machine learning to validate the most promising candidates.

[Venture Beat / Kyle Wiggers]

IBM Watson AI criticised after giving ‘unsafe’ cancer treatment advice
Used in 230 hospitals around the world and having advised nearly 60,000 patients, IBM’s artificial intelligence solution Watson now faces criticism over potential inaccurate advice being given.
[The Telegraph / Natasha Bernal]

Microsoft files patent application for eyeglasses that gauge blood pressure
Microsoft filed a patent for an eyeglass monitor capable of tracking blood pressure, which is designed to be easier to use and more accurate than a traditional inflatable cuff.
[MobiHealthNews / Bernie Monegain]

Startup Catalia Health brings interactive robots to patient homes 
The robots can have tailored conversations with a patient about their routine and how they’re feeling. The information goes back to the patient’s healthcare provider, updating them on the patient’s progress and alerting them if something goes wrong.
[MedCityNews / Erin Dietsche]

New wearable sensor detects stress hormone in sweat
Cortisol is key to tracking stress, but it’s tough to measure in an instant; Stanford researchers have developed a wearable patch that can do exactly this.
[IEEE Spectrum / Tekla S. Perry]

Co-op ‘Savvy’ lets patients monetize their own health data
A new, collectively owned platform called Savvy connects healthcare companies and practitioners with patients who can directly inform their work- and get compensated for doing so.
[Fastcompany / Ellie Anzilotti]

 

Interesting stuff in the world of AI

Facebook’s AI accidentally flags part of the Declaration of Independence as ‘hate speech’
A newspaper in Ohio invited its Facebook followers to read the Declaration of Independence. Facebook flagged one of the posts as “hate speech.” Apparently, the company’s algorithms didn’t appreciate Thomas Jefferson’s use of the term “Indian Savages.”
[AI Trends / Doug Bordonaro]

AI is hurting people of color and the poor. Experts want to fix that
In AI development, garbage in is garbage out. If the data we’re starting with is biased, our decision coming out will be biased. With AI solutions getting implemented on an ever-increasing scale, there’s an urgent need to tackle this issue.
[CNN Tech / Heather Kelly]

AI can predict your personality simply by scanning your eyes

Eyes tell all for artificial intelligence – even your personality, new study finds. The new technology can detect four of the “Big Five” basic personality traits: agreeableness, conscientiousness, extroversion, and neuroticism.

[Mashable / Diamond Naga Siu]