Is emotional support part of AI’s future in healthcare?

The uses for artificial intelligence have been sprouting up all over the healthcare field, from reading images to automating work flows. Now some researchers are looking to use that technology to move beyond the analytical tasks and move into providing a more human touch. “There is one view that we can allow these AI [tools] to deal with data and …

Chess can teach us how to implement AI in healthcare

It’s been more than 20 years since Garry Kasparov lost his famous chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue, which heralded much anxious commentary about how humanity was soon to be subjugated by the superior processing power of supercomputers. Two decades later and our cultural understanding of AI can feel like it’s still stuck in the nineties. Videos of increasingly agile …

Where Artificial Intelligence Will Pay Off Most in Health Care

  Of all the places where artificial intelligence is gaining a foothold, nowhere is the impact likely to be as great—at least in the near term—as in healthcare. A new report from Accenture Consulting, entitled Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s New Nervous System, projects the market for health-related AI to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40{0c9eaed65e39ec280a4f7a28d16f27c0a279cd1ff8c940ccbc196d3de05b887b} through 2021—to $6.6 …