ArchiTECHt Daily: Health care is AI's chance to shine

The field of artificial intelligence is in a funny place. On the one hand, it's hot: the term is all
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ArchiTECHt Daily: Health care is AI's chance to shine
By ARCHITECHT • Issue #4 • View online
The field of artificial intelligence is in a funny place. On the one hand, it’s hot: the term is all over headlines right now and seemingly every other consumer application claims to be powered by AI. Just yesterday, I saw news about everything from marketing software to family-friendly WiFi routers touting their deep learning algorithms.
On the other hand, all this attention is bound to leave many users underwhelmed, if not disappointed. Many of the applications only arguably use anything resembling real AI, some are bound to not work well, and others are just uninspired. A refrigerator could perfectly analyze my tastes by analyzing the food in it, but I already know I like hot sauce. To quote a certain elected official—"Boring.“ 
However, one area where AI shows a lot of promise to really change lives is in health care, and not just via physicians consulting Dr. Watson. We’re talking about directly impactful stuff like diagnosing diseases to more behind the scenes stuff, like predicting how soon a patient will return to the hospital. AI is a great tool for augmenting human capabilities in areas where machines can do it better, and the field of medicine is rife with the types of complex relationships and latent patterns that machines are perfectly suited to recognize.
Keep reading for a round of very impressive AI news items from yesterday alone.

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