Apple COO believes healthcare industry is 'ripe' for change, AI is the solution

Apple's mobile devices could become a major artificial intelligence platform in the future, COO Jeff Williams said at an event in Taipei, Taiwan Monday, according to Reuters.

The company will take pre-orders of its new iPhone X, which uses AI features, later this week.

"We think that the frameworks that we've got, the 'neural engines' we've put in the phone, in the watch ... we do view that as a huge piece of the future, we believe these frameworks will allow developers to create apps that will do more and more in this space, so we think the phone is a major platform," Mr. Williams said, according to Reuters. He added that technologies like cloud and on-device processing will improve life without sacrificing privacy or security.

"I think we're at an inflection point, with on-device computing, coupled with the potential of AI, to really change the world," he said, adding that AI could be used to change the way healthcare is delivered, an industry he believes is "ripe" for change.

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