AI

By Dave Muoio July 9, 2018
Prying eyes. Polar now joins Strava in the list of fitness app makers accidentally betraying military information. According to a report from the Dutch publication De Correspondent, an opt-in feature within the app posts users’ routes to an online map can become a gateway to their private information with diligent searching and a simple modification of the browser’s web address. Working with the...
By Laura Lovett June 20, 2018
In a recent review, an independent group of panelists raised questions about UK-based AI company DeepMind’s business model, relationship with parent company Alphabet, and potential to monopolize its industry.  The Google subsidiary has been partnering with the National Health Service for the last few years and working with the system to implement its AI technology. While the company has been...
By Laura Lovett June 19, 2018
Last week the American Medical Association outlined a new set of recommendations on augmented intelligence, a type of technology that aims to extend, but not replace, a human medical expert’s insight and decision-making capabilities. “As technology continues to advance and evolve, we have a unique opportunity to ensure that augmented intelligence is used to benefit patients, physicians, and the...
A model of the proposed facility
By Leontina Postelnicu June 19, 2018
A ground-breaking facility that will harness Artificial Intelligence to develop new drugs for clinical testing within weeks is to be opened through investment from the new £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI). Funded by the government through UK Research and Innovation, the RFI will use advanced technologies such as AI and robotics to transform the drug discovery process and create new...
By Dave Muoio June 18, 2018
To all of the people who work with machine learning and neural networks healthcare technologies, but can’t describe exactly how the gears are turning — don’t worry, you’re not alone. In a sold-out discussion hosted at Optum’s Boston office and organized by the Design Museum Foundation, Sanji Fernando, vice president and head of OptumLabs’ Center for Applied Data Science, explained how the ongoing...
By Dave Muoio June 18, 2018
Pasadena, California-based Embodied announced today it has raised $22 million in Series A funding to support its AI and robotics platforms for improved care and wellness. The investment is led by Calibrate Ventures and Jazz Venture Partners, and had participation from previous backers including Osage University Partners, Intel Capital, Grishin Robotics, and others. “We are developing a software...
By Laura Lovett May 30, 2018
Emerging out of stealth mode, health tech startup Robin Healthcare has just announced its voice-enabled AI device that is designed to help doctors and clinicians write clinical notes. The device, which looks similar to an Amazon Alexa or Google Home voice assistant, will sit in a doctor’s office and draft notes from doctors' spoken conversations.  “Through the natural conversation between the...
By Tom Sullivan May 29, 2018
As precision medicine and its related technologies take off in healthcare with rocket-like speed, many players in the space are advocating for a balance between innovation and regulation. Without policies in place, there are major mistakes that hospitals, researchers, clinicians, and policymakers will need to avoid to ensure that the healthcare system remains available to all, according to...
By Jonah Comstock May 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the funding amount. The story has been updated to accurately reflect that Owkin raised $5 million in funding.  New York City-based Owkin, which uses machine learning to enhance biomedical research, has raised $5 million in Series A follow-on funds. GV, the venture arm of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures, was the sole investor. After...
By Dave Muoio May 23, 2018
Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Insightin Health has announced the full launch of its big data platform designed to help health plans manage customer relationships alongside news that it has closed a $2 million seed stage financing round. The funding was led by Health Catalyst Capital Management, with participation from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, TEDCO, SaaS Ventures, TCP Ventures, and...