Only half of hospital leaders are conversant in AI and robotic process automation (RPA) technologies aimed at achieving nonclinical efficiencies. However, 23% want to invest in the technologies today and some 50% say they’ll do so by 2021.
A large health data-sharing consortium based in Pittsburgh is bringing in Amazon Web Services to help drive research and product development around machine learning and cloud computing in numerous areas of healthcare.
The first half of the year has been good to the healthcare space for those startup companies looking for funding, as the sector has seen a record influx of cash, according to a recent report from CB Insights.
An AI health services startup company based in the U.K has raised a whopping $550 million in a recent series C funding round. The company, Babylon Health, developed a chatbot used by the National Health Service in the U.K. and is now valued at more than $2 billion.
China’s use of facial recognition software to encourage good citizenship has drawn international criticism, but now the country is turning to the technology for help with a worthy healthcare cause: finding elderly people with dementia who’ve lost their way.
Scientists at the University of Houston have developed a wearable device that can gather and transmit enough biometric information to go unnoticed by human wearers and could give robots a virtual sense of touch.
Virtual reality isn’t quite there yet as a go-to screening tool for cognitive decline, but it can augment conventional methods. And senior citizens are open to its use for that purpose when it’s administered by their primary care doctor.
Researchers at the University of Delaware are developing a system of wearable video devices and AI analysis tools that, they hope, will help make roads and sidewalks friendlier to walkers, joggers, bicyclists and anyone else keeping fit outdoors.
AI in healthcare has long been touted as an innovative technology that will accelerate care treatments and even replace some tasks performed by clinicians. But its impact might be inequitable in the future.