AI

By Laura Lovett May 21, 2018
The British government is now turning to artificial intelligence as an avenue for early cancer and chronic disease detection. This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to invest in AI technology development for the healthcare sector as part of her industrial strategy. The plans aim not only to improve healthcare but to grow the country's AI industry.  “The UK will use data,...
By Dave Muoio May 15, 2018
Jerusalem, Israel-based BrainQ has raised $5.3 million in its latest funding rounding, bringing the digital neurodisorder therapy company’s total funding to $8.8 million. Participants in the round included Qure Ventures, OurCrowd.com, Norma Investments, IT-Farm, and other angel investors. The company is working on technology that identifies high resolution spectral patterns in brain waves. With...
By Dave Muoio May 14, 2018
Healthcare management tech platform Qventus announced this morning that it landed $30 million Series B funding in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mayfield Fund, and Northwest Venture Partners. This latest funding round brings the Mountain View California startup to a total of $43 million in funding. The company said in a statement...
By Laura Lovett May 11, 2018
AI has been the buzz word this year across multiple industries and now top government officials are starting to take notice. Yesterday the White House hosted a summit on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry, where it announced a new AI task force. Though the details about the task force are scare, the summit highlighted the use of AI in healthcare.  The summit included over 100 senior...
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By Rob Benson May 10, 2018
With its potential to use data to make healthcare more efficient and effective, some say that artificial intelligence could save a NHS faced with rising demand, workforce shortages, and a funding crisis. However, the possibilities for AI come at a time of increased scrutiny on the use of personal data. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is forcing organisations to consider how...
By Dave Muoio May 9, 2018
Google has unleashed a tidal wave of product and feature updates through the ongoing Google I/O developers’ conference, and it’s no surprise that the intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare was a recurring spotlight among them. Through keynote speeches and simultaneously released online blog posts, the company highlighted a handful of tech-driven healthcare efforts that seem to be...
By Jonah Comstock May 8, 2018
Buoy Health, which offers an AI-powered tool that serves to help people understand potential health problems, announced a partnership with CVS MinuteClinic. When users go through Buoy Health’s online or app-based chatbot interface, if the suggested possible diagnoses lend themselves to treatment at one of the 1,100 MinuteClinics around the United States, the app will do two things. First, it will...
By Dave Muoio May 7, 2018
Encino, California-based healthcare messaging service mPulse Mobile has raised $11 million in a Series B funding round led by SJF Ventures, mPulse Mobile announced today at HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference. Other participants included previous investors HLM Venture Partners, EchoHealth Ventures, OCA Ventures, and Bonfire Ventures. Included in the announcement was news that the company is...
By Jonah Comstock May 4, 2018
Worries about artificial intelligence replacing doctors — at least any time soon — have largely given way to a vision of doctors and algorithms working together to give patients the best possible treatment. But what exact shape that collaboration will take is still being hammered out by developers and doctors. At Health 2.0’s Dev4Health conference, held this week at the HIMSS Innovation Center in...
By Dave Muoio May 2, 2018
In a recent medium.com blog post, Daphne Koller — an artificial intelligence researcher at the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and, until just a few months ago, chief computing officer at Alphabet’s Calico Labs — announced her up-and-coming foray into machine learning-powered drug discovery. Called insitro (a portmanteau of “in silico” and “in vitro”), the new endeavor looks...