artificial intelligence

By Tammy Lovell 03:16 am September 11, 2020
British startup iAbra has launched a screening device which can deliver COVID-19 test results in 20 seconds. After a successful three-week trial at London’s Heathrow Airport, CEO John Holland-Kaye urged the UK government to fast-track the Virolens system, which he says is quicker and cheaper than the currently used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The technology, which is about to undergo...
By Rosy Matheson 10:49 am September 9, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used in advanced medical settings and it has multiple applications including, wearable technology, precision medicine and virtual clinics. In some cases, it can even interpret test results more accurately than physicians. While most of us are just beginning to realise the full potential of AI, some entrepreneurs are way ahead. But how can they build...
By Mallory Hackett 11:49 am September 8, 2020
In collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Google Cloud will supply Department of Defense medical facilities with a prototypical artificial intelligence digital-pathology system. The project is intended to help physicians improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses by providing DoD medical centers with augmented reality microscopes with overlaid AI technology. The prototype will...
By Dave Muoio 10:48 am September 3, 2020
Biofourmis, a Boston-based predictive-care startup that's leaning more and more into digital therapeutics, has wrapped up $100 million in Series C financing. The raise was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and also saw contributions from prior backers Openspace Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Sequoia Capital and EDBI. With this major jump from last May's $35 million Series B, the company is now...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 05:08 am August 21, 2020
Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital has introduced Artificial Intelligence-powered platforms to its range of communication and appointment booking offerings, the company has announced. The services have been developed in partnership with the intelligent commerce and customer service software provider, Novomind MEA. “AI has been at the forefront of most information technology advancements, bringing with it...

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By Tammy Lovell 06:30 am August 13, 2020
Research by UK-based digital firm Babylon found that artificial intelligence (AI) using the principles of causal reasoning scored higher than 70% of GPs in diagnosing written test cases. Up until now, the firm’s AI symptom checkers have provided advice using an algorithm which relies on correlations with patient symptoms and medical history. But a peer-reviewed study, published in Nature...
By Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm August 11, 2020
Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only...
By Ahmed El Sherif 08:02 am July 28, 2020
A leading healthcare operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recruited the San Jose-headquartered Automation Anywhere to provide artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software bots to its systems. Its aim is to “improve patient care and automate end-to-end business processes” during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) UAE – which runs three tertiary care operating...

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By Sophie Porter 01:57 am July 23, 2020
Spain-based medtech company, QUIBIM, have secured €8 million in a recent round of seed funding co-led by Amadeus Capital Partners and Adara Ventures to improve its radiomics platform. WHAT IT DOES QUIBIM is a frontrunner in the field of radiomics, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to read medical images for disease-specific biomarkers, enabling early detection of diseases such as COVID-19....