Connected Care

Google has opened its first African-based AI lab in Accra, Ghana, CNN reported April 15.

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a method for streamlining electronic medical record (EMR) data entry using convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and transfer learning, according to a paper published April 12 in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

An AI agent developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology automatically generates natural language explanations in real-time to explain the motivations behind its actions, ideally allowing those who aren’t experts in the field to interact with AI tools more confidently.

Omega Medical Imaging’s FluoroShield gained FDA clearance this month, becoming the first AI-enabled radiation reduction technology to hit the market.

 

AI is poised to make a sizable impact on healthcare this year, but we’ll likely see the greatest dent in the areas of medical imaging, diagnostics and suicide risk prediction, according to data presented at the Partners HealthCare World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued a piece of cautionary advice to healthcare executives April 8, urging them to take the recent rise of AI with a grain of salt, the Boston Business Journal reported.

Just under a year after first announcing its strategy to manage new AI, the European Commission on April 8 presented a seven-step approach to ensuring that all future AI solutions are ethical and trustworthy.

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.

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.

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.