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Are You OK with Having a Robot Dentist?

April 12, 2018

From Healthline:: As eager as many sectors are to embrace artificial intelligence and robots, dental patients are only lukewarm to the idea of an autonomous machine operating within the tight confines of their mouths. In an online survey of more than 500 people, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida asked people how they felt […]

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A data driven revolution in health care is coming

March 1, 2018

From The Economist: Future AIs could, for instance, provide automated medical diagnosis from a description of your symptoms, spot behavioural traits that suggest you are depressed or identify if you are at special risk of cardiac disease. …The more patient data are analysed in the cloud or shared with different firms, the greater the potential […]

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AI vs Doctors

November 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Source: AI vs Doctors – IEEE Spectrum HT Instapundit, comment AI will continue to get better every day; doctors…not so much.

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Stunning AI Breakthrough – One Step Closer to the Singularity

October 30, 2017

From Gizmodo: Incredibly, it took AlphaGo Zero (AGZ) just three days to train itself from scratch and acquire literally thousands of years of human Go knowledge simply by playing itself. The only input it had was what it does to the positions of the black and white pieces on the board. In addition to devising […]

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What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

August 22, 2017

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago […]

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AI Predicts Heart Attacks and Strokes More Accurately Than Standard Doctor’s Method

May 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Now, in the latest win for AI medicine, researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK created a system that scanned patients’ routine medical data and predicted which of them would have heart attacks or strokes within 10 years. When compared to the standard method of prediction, the AI system correctly predicted […]

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Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

March 14, 2017

From Mirror Online: Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster. Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human […]

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Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind

February 21, 2017

Research shows that software robots will soon automate 80% of repetitive tasks currently being done by people and increase productivity by freeing up humans to use their brains. Source: Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind The linked article takes a very positive approach to the coming disruptions of AI. Economists have estimated […]

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Artificial intelligence can now identify skin cancer as accurately as experts

February 2, 2017

From ScienceAlert: A new artificial intelligence system can spot the tell-tale signs of skin cancer just as accurately as human doctors, say researchers, and the next step is to get the tech on a smartphone, so anyone can run a self-diagnosis. Source: Artificial intelligence can now identify skin cancer as accurately as experts – ScienceAlert Next, […]

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Siri, Am I About to Have a Heart Attack?

January 16, 2017

From WSJ: …Technology now exists to provide cheaper and higher-quality health care, but giant roadblocks stand in the way. That technology is artificial intelligence and machine learning. The algorithms behind AI are painfully complex, but the final product is simple—think Google Translate or Amazon’s Alexa. Saying a phrase and immediately having it translated is cool. […]

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One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

January 3, 2017

A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis, a new study found. Source: One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases While still in development this is a great next step in high tech diagnostics. The article […]

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Can Computers Help Doctors Reduce Diagnostic Errors?

December 27, 2016

From Wealthy Doctor: The next step in computer-assisted diagnostics is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Online symptom checkers are based on traditional computer programs and don’t utilize AI, which can greatly boost performance.Artificial intelligence differs from traditional computer software, which use data and a program to create an output, while AI uses data and […]

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5 Futuristic Technologies That Could Change Small Business

October 20, 2016

From OPEN Forum: With access to concepts such as interactive holographic computers and 3D printing, small-business owners can take advantage of futuristic technologies that were merely fantasy just a few short years ago. Source: 5 Futuristic Technologies That Could Change Small Business | OPEN Forum All five will play a role in the future dental […]

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Watson correctly diagnoses woman after doctors were stumped

August 18, 2016

From  SiliconANGLE: After treatment for a woman suffering from leukemia proved ineffective, a team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM’s Watson for help, which was able to successfully determine that she actually suffered from a different, rare form of leukemia than the doctors had originally believed.Watson managed to make its diagnosis after doctors from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of […]

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Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting. Are Dentists next?

July 7, 2016

From TechCrunch: Customers submit their receipts to Smacc, which turns them into a machine-readable format, encrypts them, then allocates them to an account. The platform gradually also self-learns, tracking invoices, sales and costs, as well as their liquidity. Source: Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting | TechCrunch Here is a related story […]

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