• Wearable neurotech companies need to rein in claims, ethics experts say

    Companies marketing wearable neurotechnology devices rarely undergo adequate research and testing, and fail to release appropriate safety warnings with their devices, according to a report published in Neuron this month.
  • Scientists use AI to detect new class of autism-causing genetic mutations

    Researchers now have thousands of new DNA mutations to study as possible causes of autism, thanks to an artificial intelligence-powered technique described in a study published May 27 in Nature Genetics.
  • AI device for COPD wins top prize in UC Davis business competition

    A wearable device using artificial intelligence to predict and prevent flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease won the $20,000 first prize in the University of California Davis' 19th annual Big Bang! Business Competition.
  • Chick-fil-A uses AI to detect foodborne illness outbreaks from social media

    Chick-fil-A's custom artificial intelligence-powered system uses customers' social media posts to identify food safety issues at its more than 2,400 restaurants across the U.S. with up to 78 percent accuracy, according to VentureBeat.
  • Cardinal Analytx raises $22M for health spending prediction tool

    Cardinal Analytx, a software startup based in Palo Alto, Calif., raised $22 million in a Series B funding round for its artificial intelligence-powered analytics tool to predict high-cost health events before they happen.
  • Viewpoint: HIPAA, a law from 1996, will limit AI in healthcare

    To reap the benefits that artificial intelligence can bring to healthcare, HIPAA restrictions and overall attitudes toward data privacy must be relaxed, according to Luke Miner, PhD, a data scientist at Plaid and Tunebend.
  • Pitt, Carnegie Mellon creating robotic trauma care system for combat casualties

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University each received four-year contracts from the Department of Defense that total more than $7.2 million and are directed toward the creation of autonomous trauma care systems to stabilize injured soldiers in remote locations.
  • 4 disruptions AI could cause in healthcare

    Within the next decade, healthcare will see emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, predictive analytics and blockchain spurring billions of dollars in value increases, according to a new McKinsey & Company report on this tech-driven "era of exponential growth."
  • How AI can enhance clinical productivity

    The advancement of technologies such as robotics, blockchain and artificial intelligence in healthcare could promote value increases of up to $410 billion by 2025, with improvements in clinical productivity making up nearly half of that value creation, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.
  • IBM Research using self-driving car tech to promote seniors' wellbeing

    IBM Research's U.K. lab has teamed up with British home care startup Cera Care to begin testing a system combining LiDAR sensors and artificial intelligence to encourage the independence and wellbeing of senior citizens.
  • Bill calls for $2.2B in federal AI funding

    A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill May 21 to establish a national, coordinated artificial intelligence strategy and earmark $2.2 billion to make the U.S. workforce "AI-ready," according to Politico's Morning eHealth newsletter.
  • FDA fast-tracks Apple Watch app for those with PTSD nightmares

    NightWare, a smartwatch app that uses artificial intelligence to measure and treat nightmares in users with post-traumatic stress disorder, has received "Breakthrough Status" from the FDA.
  • Google Cloud, Informatica expand partnership to make massive datasets more AI-friendly

    Google Cloud is extending its partnership with Redwood City, Calif.-based software development company Informatica to improve data management capabilities for artificial intelligence and analytics solutions.
  • Strategic Alliance harness artificial intelligence to alleviate physician compensation challenges

    ECG Management Consultants and Hallmark Healthcare Solutions announced a Strategic Alliance Agreement for Heisenberg II, an AI cloud-based software.
  • New AI platform matches patients to the DNA tests best for them

    As patients and physicians face more choices for DNA testing, Los Altos, Calif.-based startup GenomeSmart debuted this week an artificial intelligence-powered platform to help them decide which of the hundreds of available genetic tests are most beneficial.
  • AI links city's good mood days to risky behaviors

    When a city experiences unexpectedly good weather or a big win from a local sports team, its residents are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as gambling, according to a recent study published in PLoS One.
  • Clinc lands record-setting investment for conversational AI: 4 things to know

    Clinc, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of conversational artificial intelligence solutions, has raised $52 million in Series B funding, VentureBeat reports.
  • AI digital therapeutics startup Biofourmis raises $35M in Series B funding

    Biofourmis, a startup producing artificial intelligence-powered health management solutions, announced May 21 that it has closed a $35 million Series B funding round and will be moving its headquarters from Singapore to Boston.
  • Alegeus unveils AI-powered HSA platform

    Alegeus launched a mobile platform using artificial intelligence to personalize recommendations for a user's health savings account at its annual Client Conference this month, the Waltham, Mass.-based company announced May 21.
  • Study: Google AI outperforms radiologists in diagnosing lung cancer

    A deep learning algorithm developed by members of Google's artificial intelligence team achieved "state-of-the-art performance" in detecting easily overlooked indicators of lung cancer in CT scans, according to a study published this week in Nature Medicine.

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