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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.

A professor at Virginia Tech is gearing up for a four-year study that will use machine-learning techniques to help physicians decrease the number of deaths from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has named Anna Goldenberg, PhD, as its first chair of biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence, the University of Toronto recently announced.

IBM is planning to use AI and machine learning to better understand Parkinson’s disease after being awarded a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Duke researchers have been awarded a grant worth more than $196,000 to address the need of explainability features in AI-based, clinical decision support software versus the need to protect trade secrets for the technology—an issue researchers say has become an emerging problem in AI-enabled healthcare delivery.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $652,820 grant to Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering and Computer Science to establish the Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Training and Research Laboratory.

Insilico Medicine, a Maryland-based AI company, is partnering with TARA Biosystems to discover and develop new therapies for cardiac disease, the companies announced Jan. 7.

The protected health information of deidentified individuals may not be private after UC Berkeley researchers used machine-learning techniques to reidentify the health data of some children and adults. The findings could signal a need for legislation that protects and ensures the privacy of personal health data.

The expectation is that AI will revolutionize healthcare for patients and providers. But before AI’s potential can translate into action, several key questions must first be addressed, a recently published viewpoint argued in JAMA.

AI is expected to have a big impact on the way people gain access to healthcare services, according to the 2018 Health Trends report published by Stanford Medicine.

While most physicians are skeptical AI will fully replace them in the future, many do believe the technology will be able to make prognoses and overtake some administrative tasks, according to a survey of 740 general physicians in the United Kingdom.

The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has launched a new center that aims to address the ethics of AI and build "machines with morals" by ensuring technologies benefit people and minimize harm.