Montreal PhD grad wins national award for AI tool that helps predict, prevent strokes

“Gasbarrino is the co-founder and COO of digital health start-up PLAKK, a software which uses image analysis technology to more accurately examine harmful fatty deposits in the arteries of the neck, called plaques, which, when ruptured, are the main cause of strokes.

‘What we’re trying to do with our technology is provide clinicians with more information about those plaques … and by understanding that, we can better determine whether a patient is at risk of having a stroke,’ she said.”

An Insider’s View of Humana’s AI Program

  • “The organization is a hub-and-spoke model, he explained, with data governance, data analytics, and data science groups building horizontal platforms. But there were also a number of vertical units, he said, with integrators and product managers. Amid this team structure, some of the truly key team members were those professionals who understood the business process and could translate customer needs to the data scientists and engineers.
  • Kierner noted that it was important to measure the projects’ successes and report the value of them, but it was not a simple task. He took it in a few different stages. First he measured how many users were moving to the new platforms. Next, the team measured how many times a member touched an AI-empowered ‘touch point.’”

Deloitte Survey: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Health Care

“Seventy-three percent of all health care organizations surveyed expect to increase their AI funding in 2020.

Making processes more efficient (34%) is the top outcome health care organizations are trying to achieve with AI.

Health care organizations reported their top AI risk concern is the cost of the technologies (36%).”

AI test ‘can identify Covid-19 within one hour’, researchers say

  • “The Curial AI test has been developed by a team at the University of Oxford and assesses data typically gathered from patients within the first hour of arriving in an emergency department
  • In an ongoing study, running since March, the researchers have tested the AI tool on data from 115,000 visits to A&E at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH).”

“AI Healthcare” Stocks Will Mint The World’s First Trillionaire

  • “According to tech entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the world’s first trillionaire won’t be a hedge fund manager, oil baron, or social media tycoon. It will be someone who masters AI.
  • According to CB Insights, $4 billion was invested in private healthcare AI startups last year. And that included 367 deals. That was the most money of any sector!
  • Alibaba (BABA) recently created a new AI algorithm that can diagnose the coronavirus in as little as 20 seconds! That’s 45 times faster than humans can. And it’s reportedly 96% accurate.”