Artificial intelligence is still in its infancy—and that should scare us - David Gelernter
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To Make a Real Difference in Health Care, AI Will Need to Learn Like We Do
There’s no question that AI is poised to irrevocably change how we look to prevent and treat illness. Doctors will cede documentation to AI scribes; primary care providers will lean on chatbots for triage; near-endless libraries of predicted protein structures will supercharge drug development. However, to truly transform these fields, we should invest in creating an ecosystem of models—say, “specialist” AIs—that learn like our best physicians and drug developers do today.
When it comes to health care, will AI be helpful or harmful?
Artificial intelligence algorithms, such as the sophisticated natural language processor ChatGPT, are raising hopes, eyebrows and alarm bells in multiple industries. A deluge of news articles and opinion pieces, reflecting both concerns about and promises of the rapidly advancing field, often note AI's potential to spread misinformation and replace human workers on a massive scale.
Could Artificial Intelligence Take the Art out of Medicine?
As health care becomes more complex, technological and data-driven, there’s a risk physicians will lose some of their autonomy.
AI could be a disaster for humanity. A top computer scientist thinks he has the solution
Humans care about a lot of things: fairness, law, democratic input, our safety and flourishing, our freedom. AI systems, Russell argues in Human Compatible, care about only whatever we’ve put in as their objective. And that means there’s a disaster on the horizon.
An Invisible Hand: Patients Aren’t Being Told About the AI Systems Advising Their Care
At a growing number of prominent hospitals and clinics around the country, clinicians are turning to AI-powered decision support tools — many of them unproven — to help predict whether hospitalized patients are likely to develop complications or deteriorate, whether they’re at risk of readmission, and whether they’re likely to die soon. But these patients and their family members are often not informed about or asked to consent to the use of these tools in their care...
Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Change Your Life
The revolution began before you even realized it.
China plans to dominate AI, with a vanguard of robotic doctors like 'Biomind'
China’s medical AI strategy, released a year ago, called for its use in diagnosis, surgery, health monitoring through wearable devices and other applications. In this nation’s overloaded medical system, AI is seen as a way of freeing pressured doctors from mundane tasks such as report writing, and increasing efficiency and diagnostic accuracy. Chinese hospitals analyze thousands of radiology images a day, a burden that increases the chances of misdiagnosis.
How To Democratize Healthcare: AI Gives Everyone The Very Best Doctor
When it comes to AI and healthcare, it’s actually the status quo we should be afraid of. Without these new technological tools, inequality will certainly continue getting worse. With AI, we have the potential to give everyone the best doctor, the best tests, the best analysis, anywhere in the world and at low cost – the potential to truly democratize healthcare.
How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.
“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”
Watch This AI Baby in Action
BabyX is an experimental computer generated psychobiological simulation of an infant which learns and interacts in real time. BabyX integrates realistic facial simulation with computational neuroscience models of neural systems involved in interactive behaviour and learning.
AI could help rid health care of biases. It also might make them worse
Hospitals and health care companies are increasingly tapping experimental artificial intelligence tools to improve medical care or make it more cost-effective.
Am I Bot or Not?
It will become harder and harder to identify automata, and I do not mean crazy-eyed dolls or local Google specialists.
An Unexpected Ally in the War with Bacteria
Scientists have struggled to develop new antibiotics. Enter the machines.
Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare: Separating Reality From Hype
It’s impossible to read about the future of healthcare without encountering two pixilated vowels that, together, represent the hopes and fears of an industry seeking more intelligent solutions. Though the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since 1956, it has made precious few contributions to medical practice. Only recently has the hype of machine-based learning begun to merge with reality.
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: the future is amazing
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare are endless. That much we know. We also know that we’ve only scratched the surface of what AI can do for healthcare. Which is both amazing and frightening at the same time.
Artificial intelligence won’t replace a doctor any time soon, but it can help with diagnosis
Thinking now about the interactions we will have with medical AI, the benefits of the technology, and the challenges we might face will prepare you well for your first experience with a non-human health care worker.
Baby X, The Intelligent Toddler Simulation, Is Getting Smarter Every Day
Known only as Baby X, this 3D-simulated human child is getting smarter every day.
Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?
The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians.
China's Big AI Advantage: Humans
In the booming field of artificial intelligence, cheap labor to process data may be the only edge China has over the U.S.
Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die
For all the optimism over Google’s potential, harnessing AI to improve healthcare outcomes remains a huge challenge. Other companies, notably IBM’s Watson unit, have tried to apply AI to medicine but have had limited success saving money and integrating the technology into reimbursement systems.
Google Searches For Ways To Put Artificial Intelligence To Use In Health Care
One of the biggest corporations on the planet is taking a serious interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence and health. Google and its sister companies, parts of the holding company Alphabet, are making a huge investment in the field, with potentially big implications for everyone who interacts with Google — which is more than a billion of us. The push into AI and health is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.
How data scientists are using AI for suicide prevention
The Crisis Text Line uses machine learning to figure out who’s at risk and when to intervene.
If You Look at X-Rays or Moles for a Living, AI Is Coming for Your Job
Unleashing that kind of AI on the medical world's mountains of patient data could speed up diagnoses and get patients on the path to recovery much sooner. But it also promises to drastically change the job description for doctors who identify as information specialists—those whose primary tasks involve deciphering diagnoses from images. Doctors who get their MDs in image interpretation, namely pathologists, radiologists, and dermatologists, are the most vulnerable.
Machines That Will Think and Feel
Artificial intelligence is still in its infancy—and that should scare us.
The NHS is a much bigger challenge for DeepMind than Go
DeepMind’s NHS collaboration is a big test for deep learning as a field. Toys and games and fun image processing applications are all very cool, but if these techniques can’t succeed at a large-scale data-rich enterprise, with Google’s financial and technological might behind it, then investors are entitled to start asking some awkward questions, like when and where exactly can they succeed?
The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech’s Future
Many of the tech industry’s biggest companies, like Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, are jockeying to become the go-to company for A.I. In the industry’s lingo, the companies are engaged in a “platform war.”
The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?
With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?
The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI
Medicine is only the beginning. All the major cloud companies, plus dozens of startups, are in a mad rush to launch a Watson-like cognitive service.
We must regulate AI now to improve our lives and avoid its risks
DONE wisely, artificial intelligence “can be the best thing ever for humanity”, says the fundamental physicist turned AI researcher Max Tegmark in our interview this week (see “If we do it wisely, AI can be the best thing ever for humanity”). We subscribe wholeheartedly to his assessment. Seldom has there been a technology with such an obvious power to improve our lot – or one with such obvious dangers.
Why You Should Legit Worry About Google's Latest Achievement
It's not all fun and games.
As Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Medicine, The Human Touch Could Be A Casualty
Depending on how it's deployed, it could help reduce medical errors and potentially reduce the cost of care. It could also create a gulf between health caregivers and people of more modest means.
When AI in healthcare goes wrong, who is responsible?
Artificial intelligence can be used to diagnose cancer, predict suicide, and assist in surgery. In all these cases, studies suggest AI outperforms human doctors in set tasks. But when something does go wrong, who is responsible?
How AI Will Redefine Human Intelligence
Machines aren’t just infiltrating the human world, they’re altering our perception of what people can do.
How COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Adoption of AI in Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about profound changes within both the healthcare system and the world at large. The ongoing and dynamic nature of this public health crisis is exposing the importance of having systems and solutions that are adaptable rather than fixed.
How Hospitals Are Using AI to Save Lives
Emergency rooms and ICUs are turning to artificial intelligence to identify and treat patients who are most at risk.
Our phones can now detect health problems from Parkinson’s to depression. Is that a good thing?
Digital phenotyping, which can detect patterns from text messages, movements, and even our speech, could transform health care. But is our personal information at stake?
Send in the clones: Using artificial intelligence to digitally replicate human voices
The science behind making machines talk just like humans is very complex, because our speech patterns are so nuanced.
The Bot Decade: How AI Took Over Our Lives in the 2010s
Humans and tech have always coexisted and coevolved, but this decade brought us closer together—and closer to the future—than ever. These days, you don’t have to be an engineer to participate in AI projects; in fact, you have no choice but to help, as you’re constantly offering your digital behavior to train AIs.
These Are The Startups Applying AI To Transform Healthcare
Machine learning and healthcare are in many respects uniquely ... how we deliver and access healthcare - Curai CEO Neal Khosla.
Why Timnit Gebru Isn’t Waiting for Big Tech to Fix AI's Problems
Google hired Gebru in 2018 to help ensure that its AI products did not perpetuate racism or other societal inequalities. In her role, Gebru hired prominent researchers of color, published several papers that highlighted biases and ethical risks, and spoke at conferences.
You Don’t Want Facebook Involved With Your Health Care
Big tech companies want to share data about you with your doctors.
To Make a Real Difference in Health Care, AI Will Need to Learn Like We Do
For those of us who have long been bullish on AI’s potential to transform society, especially in key areas such as health and medicine, recent months have felt very much like science fiction has come to life.
3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare
For most medical professionals, artificial intelligence (AI) will be an accelerant and enabler, not a threat.
Providing the world's best healthcare to everyone. We are harnessing AI/ML to build products that empower both providers and patients.
Our mission is to empower clinicians to deliver their best care to every patient
We joined forces with Google in order to turbo-charge our mission. The algorithms we build are capable of learning for themselves directly from raw experience or data, and are general in that they can perform well across a wide variety of tasks straight out of the box.
BabyX is an interactive animated virtual infant prototype. BabyX is a computer generated psychobiological simulation under development in the Laboratory of Animate Technologies and is an experimental vehicle incorporating computational models of basic neural systems involved in interactive behaviour and learning.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.
Auckland Bioengineering Institute
The Laboratory for Animate Technologies is creating ‘live’ computational models of the face and brain by combining Bioengineering, Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Computer Graphics Research. We are developing multidisciplinary technologies to create interactive autonomously animated systems which will define the next generation of human computer interaction and facial animation.
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3 ways AI is already changing medicine
The health care system has been abysmal at doing the very basics of incorporating new technology into medical practice, like digitizing medical records. And Topol makes clear in the book that many of these promising technologies, like avatars for mental health or AI for colonoscopies, need to be further validated and refined in clinical studies...
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