Not-for-profit network Sutter Health and AI company Suki are partnering to deliver an AI-powered, voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors in Northern California.

Fourteen startups are getting a share of $117 million from Intel Capital, which is encouraging the recipients to spend the money on efforts to “disrupt their industries.” For two of the companies, the industry is healthcare and the disruptive innovation involves AI.

Combing social networks and pharmaceutical databases using heterogeneous network mining allowed a team from Drexel University to better identify therapies suitable for drug repositioning, according to work published in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

The promise of artificial intelligence to revolutionize healthcare is the topic of increasing research, with new publications every day devoted to the topic. One of these applications, according to an April 1 article in The Wall Street Journal, is using AI to listen to a person’s voice and detect a range of mental and physical ailments, including coronary artery disease (CAD).

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium have tapped AI to help track the development of organisms at the level of the individual cell.

A free web tool known as “Chester the AI Radiology Assistant” can assess a person’s chest X-rays online within seconds, ensuring patients’ private medical data remains secure while predicting their likelihood of having 14 diseases.

Two United Nations agencies have joined forces to create the Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health (FG-AI4H)—a group of global representatives the UN hopes will help shape a streamlined, transparent process for vetting AI technologies in the healthcare space.

Machine learning approaches including deep learning and random forest greatly improved a University of Nottingham team’s ability to predict premature death in a study of half a million U.K. Biobank participants, according to research published in PLOS One.

The Mount Sinai Health System and Germany’s Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) announced March 29 they’re collaborating to create the joint Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai, an affiliation the institutions say will combine medicine and tech to deliver powerful digital health tools.

A trio of scientists who laid the groundwork for AI research in the '80s have been named the winners of the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award, commonly referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing.”

A new AI software can quickly and accurately determine the manufacturer and model of a cardiac rhythm device from an x-ray, possibly speeding up treatment when the devices fail.

An AI model developed by a startup in Kentucky is analyzing insurance claims databases to flag expectant mothers at the greatest risk of giving birth to a preterm baby, Wired reported March 26.