This HND piece first defines the concept of AI, and then gives some examples of how it is already being used in healthcare.
While improving diagnoses via combining with big data is the most touted use of AI, my favorite new application by far is a wearable bra insert that does a superb job of diagnosing breast cancer. By all reports, this unit, worn for a few hours, which communicates to the physician via the Internet, does a much better job than mammography.
The key here is a special algorithm that interprets temperature readings of the breast. Certain temperature patterns are indicative of tumor activity.
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