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.
In the wake of Alexa’s success at gaining HIPAA-compliant medical skills, AI developers are working to offer smart speakers that do everything from warning homebound people they’re having a heart attack to taking clinical notes for physicians during patient visits.
Walgreens store associates and managers across the U.S. will soon be equipped with small, AI-powered devices that will allow them to remain “heads-up and hands-free” while communicating among themselves to help customers.
Dermatology researchers have mined Reddit discussion forums with natural language processing and come away with some surprising insights into patients’ at-home skin treatments for conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Following its search engine-based entry into algorithmic suicide prevention this past spring, the Trevor Project is fine-tuning Google’s AI technology by training algorithms on both initial conversations with counselors and the counselors’ post-session risk assessments.
Uber Health, the healthcare subsidiary of rideshare company Uber, has granted access of its American fleet to a blockchain startup. The relationship establishes blockchain and cryptocurrency in the healthcare space.