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Several issues with AI can “make people suspicious” of the technology when applied to healthcare, according to the Consumer Technology Association.


International Business Machines Corp. is looking into dealing its AI-pioneering Watson Health unit so the parent can move more nimbly into cloud computing, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

An Israeli AI startup has been cleared to market COVID-detecting voice analysis software in Europe, according to No Camels.

An AI startup’s virtual-patient technology is good enough at teaching empathy to clinicians that it’s already in use at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the National Health Service in Britain and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The government of Saudi Arabia is bringing in Royal Philips to help the country of 35 million become a global leader in healthcare AI.

Google Cloud has launched an AI-backed technology toolkit to help government health personnel direct COVID vaccine doses and other resources where they’re most needed.

The FDA has OK’d AI software that can predict worsening condition in ICU patients up to eight hours before the falloff produces symptoms.

Hospital leaders discouraged by COVID-19’s devastating toll on human life and wellbeing must also mind the price the crisis is exacting on their organization’s financial health.  

HHS has published a document that it says marks the department’s first concerted move to transform itself into an “AI-fueled enterprise.”

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The NIH, FDA and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are working with a San Francisco startup whose calling card is an AI-enabled engine that renders patient data unidentifiable by reproducing it in synthetic versions.

Last Tuesday the FDA posted an action plan telling how it will evaluate AI for medical applications going forward. Three days later the agency officially proposed letting numerous products through without review.