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Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Google parent company Alphabet, said the company is making progress in breast cancer care thanks to AI, according to a report by CNBC.

Researchers have trained an AI system to interpret and prioritize chest X-rays based on urgent and critical findings, according to a study published in Radiology.

The majority of technology vendors––75 percent––believe advanced analytics and AI will be among the top areas of focus for healthcare companies in 2019, according to a survey by Damo Consulting.

Princeton researchers have developed a machine-learning method that could reduce the number of tests and improve the timing of critical treatments for intensive care unit patients.

The Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) has officially launched after the board of directors held the organization’s inaugural meeting Jan. 9 in San Francisco.

Verily, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has received FDA clearance for the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature in its Study Watch, the company announced.

Kaia Health, a digital therapeutics company based in Munich, Germany, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round for its apps that use AI and motion-tracking technology to manage chronic back pain and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a report by VentureBeat.

The HHS Office of the Chief Technology Office and President Innovation Fellows have completed a 14-week tech challenge that encouraged teams to create digital tools using federal data and emerging technologies—like AI—to help address several challenges in healthcare.

Facebook is providing $7.5 million in initial funding over five years to help establish an independent research center focused on the ethics of AI.

Though more healthcare providers are using chatbots—or conversational AI—to connect with patients, the technology needs to improve in certain areas to earn the trust of its users and achieve widespread adoption, according to recent survey by UserTesting.

It was a record-breaking year for global venture capital (VC) funding in digital health, with more than $9.5 billion raised in 698 deals for 2018, according to a report by Mercom Capital Group. The previous record was set last year, with $7.2 billion raised in 778 deals.

Healthcare, senior care and mental health diagnosis and treatment are among several industries expected to be “revolutionized” by AI, according to a report by Forbes.