AI

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...
Data funnel.
By Leontina Postelnicu April 16, 2018
NHS data could be of ‘immense value’ to Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, the House of Lords Select Committee on AI has said. In a report published today, the committee reinforces that AI can bring a variety of ‘significant opportunities’ to the NHS, starting from support in clinical decision-making and administrative roles to research and development. To fully realise this vision, the...
By Dave Muoio April 12, 2018
The FDA has granted diagnostics company IDx’s De Novo request to market its AI-based software system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes, called IDx-DR. This decision represents the first AI-based diagnostic system authorized by the FDA for commercialization in the US that can provide a screening decision without the need for clinician interpretation,...
By Laura Lovett March 22, 2018
Go to any healthcare conference and a speaker is bound to mention a new use of artificial intelligence. Now, as the technology becomes more and more mainstream, a pair of industry experts are creating a new organization that seeks to legitimize and promote AI and other cutting edge technologies in healthcare.  Founder and former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association Jonathan Linkous and...
Doctor looking at organ monitor.
By Eleonora Harwich March 21, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been slowly transforming the delivery of healthcare for the past few decades. Some of the first applications date back to the early 1970s, far preceding the recent wave of AI hype. The MYCIN project was one of those early examples. It was an expert system designed to identify bacteria causing severe blood infections and recommend the right dosage of antibiotics...
By Laura Lovett March 14, 2018
 In new study published in Ophthalmology,  Google AI researchers found that they could improve their AI disease detecting software by using a small subset of images adjudicated by ophthalmologists that specialize in retinal diseases. "We believe this work provides a basis for further research and raises the bar for reference standards in the field of applying machine learning to medicine," Dr....