AI Health Frontier – Issue 1

“Artificial intelligence is whatever hasn’t been done yet.”

— Larry Tesler


Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

How artificial intelligence helps to stave off seizures
WIth a computer that gets implanted into the brain, the NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation System can instruct the implant to stimulate users’ brains to interrupt seizures.
[The Wall Street Journal / Christopher Mims]

Consumers say artificial intelligence OK for healthcare, not retail or banking
According to a survey conducted by SAS, consumers are more comfortable using artificial intelligence in healthcare situations than in other aspects of their lives, such as retail or banking.
[Media Post / Chuck Martin]

Artificial intelligence can help diagnose a deadly heart condition
Long QT Syndrome causes about 3,000-4,000 deaths in children and young adults in the U.S. every year. Now, one start-up is testing whether AI can help diagnose the condition at an earlier stage.
[CNBC / Angelica LaVito]

Scientists Use fMRI to visualize human thoughts
Using Functional MRI, the scientists are able to monitor blood flow in the brain and even brain waves. The system is currently being trained to recognize what type of brain activity is related to certain images.
[AI Trends]

10 promising applications of AI in healthcare
The field of AI in healthcare is seemingly very wide, with a large variety of potential applications. But it is also narrow in the way that health AI applications typically perform one single task. HBR has identified the top 10 applications of Health AI.
[Hardvard Business Review / Brian Kalis, Matt Collier, Richard Fu]

Deep learning is seen as a help to cardiologists – not a job threat
Deep learning is often seen as a threat to cardiologists, but the tool could aid clinical decision-making in a way humans can’t, Randolph P. Martin, MD, says.
[AI Trends]

Google aims to prevent blindness using AI
Scientists in Google’s health division are developing technology they believe can help doctors better diagnose, treat and prevent vision impairment caused by diabetic retinopathy.
[San Francisco Chronicle / Catherine Ho, Wendy Lee]


Interesting stuff in the world of AI

Pilot study shows AI could help predict school violence
The researchers found that machine learning is as accurate as a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists in determining risk for school violence.
[Science Daily / Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center]

Nvidia’s AI reconstructs partially erased images with great accuracy
The company introduced their latest mind-blowing computer vision technique, which is able to ‘inpaint’ parts of an image that have been deleted or modified.
[The Next Web/Tristan Greene]