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Amazon’s virtual assistant is now HIPAA-compliant, the company said April 4 in a blog post announcing the launch of six new Alexa skills designed to help consumers manage their healthcare.

A team at Weill Cornell Medicine has developed an AI algorithm that can identify whether human embryos fertilized in vitro have the potential to progress to successful pregnancies, offering guidance as few as five days after an embryo is implanted.

Google has dissolved its AI ethics board just a week after it was founded to guide “responsible development of AI” within the company.

Artificial intelligence startup Run:AI secured $13 million in funding this month for its high-tech training solution for deep learning models, the company announced April 3.

AI and its various applications are redefining the way scientists approach cancer research, according to a review published in Drug Discovery Today.

The Veterans Administration is turning to computer scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—aka Berkeley Lab—for help reducing suicide among VA patients. To meet the challenge, the lab is using deep learning to analyze data in electronic health records, according to an item published online April 3 by Berkeley Lab’s news center.

California-based tech company Stayhealthy Inc. introduced a new mobile augmented reality (AR) app this April that’s geared toward engaging and immersing kids in learning about their own health.

Facial analysis enabled by AI is helping researchers assess mental health in a more objective way, relying on algorithms that detect behavioral biomarkers rather than subjective exams alone, the Wall Street Journal reported April 1.

In a first step to develop a set of AI-specific rules and regulations, the FDA released a discussion paper April 3 detailing how it plans to vet and approve AI medical devices without compromising quality or patient safety.

Physicians and scientists in Germany have developed an artificial neural network that’s capable of interpreting brain MRI scans to tell physicians how brain tumors are responding to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology.

Artificial intelligence is more effective at detecting cervical cancer than established lab tests, according to a pilot study out of Seoul, South Korea.

Eye exams that leverage machine learning to track eye movement behavior are providing universities, research institutions and governmental agencies with more than a billion data points to better understand the connection between vision and neurological disease, according to health tech company RightEye.