AI

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...
By Laura Lovett May 1, 2018
Suki, a startup that makes an AI-powered and voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors, has just landed $20 million in a funding round led by Venrock, with participation from First Round, Social Capital, and Marc Benioff.  The technology was developed to help doctors handle paperwork and update a patient's EHR. The technology is also designed to gradually personalize itself based on each...
By Dave Muoio April 30, 2018
Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit. “Over the past decade, we have built an...
By Mike Miliard April 30, 2018
At AcademyHealth’s 2018 Health Datapalooza on Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration offered a vote of confidence for artificial intelligence in healthcare, promising more refined strategies for regulation, touting its tech incubator for AI innovation, and announcing a new machine learning partnership with Harvard. "We’re implementing a new approach to the review of artificial intelligence...
By Laura Lovett April 26, 2018
This morning healthcare AI company Qure.ai announced the launch of its new AI technology which can identify bleeds, fractures, and other critical abnormalities in the head CT scans.  “Qure.ai’s new head CT scan technology rapidly screens scans in under 10 seconds to detect, localize, and quantify abnormalities, as well as assess their severity,” Prashant Warier, cofounder and CEO of Qure.ai, said...
By Laura Lovett April 25, 2018
The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry.  Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new AI platform called Clara, which will use AI to create a virtual medical imaging platform.  “What we are...
By Laura Lovett April 25, 2018
Like almost any field in the healthcare industry pharma wants to get in on the latest technology trends. Recently big pharma has been looking to artificial intelligence as another tool to help facilitate drug research and help the company progress.  At the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston on April 24, a panel of pharma leaders discussed the future of AI in the industry.  “It's quite top...
By Dave Muoio April 20, 2018
Data published in Scientific Reports describes an algorithm that allows users to measure a patient’s pulse wave velocity using the camera on a smartphone. According to University of Southern California researchers, the approach would allow for cheaper and more convenient screening for arterial stiffening, which can increase blood and pulse press and has been associated with non-cardiovascular...
By Jonah Comstock April 20, 2018
BenevolentAI, a UK company using artificial intelligence for drug development, has raised $115 million in new funding, mostly from undisclosed investors in the United States. Existing backer Woodford Investment Management also participated in the round, which brings the company’s total funds raised to over $200 million. “We are very pleased with the response to the fundraising," Ken Mulvany,...
HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit
By Leontina Postelnicu April 16, 2018
Tech giants are seemingly launching an AI platform every other day, but does the UK health system have the capabilities necessary to help these advancements live up to the hype, with a large chunk of its organisations still running on paper or using fax machines and pagers? A recent HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) saw patients, entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers and scientists...