Google’s quest to know when you’re going to die

Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry’s top tech writers. This week’s pick is an AI that can predict patients’ outcomes. “Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die,” said Mark Bergen at Bloomberg. Medical engineers with the company’s health research unit — sometimes referred to as Medical Brain — have created an AI algorithm that can “forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of readmission, and chances they will soon die.” Google’s tool can “sift through data previously out of reach,” such as doctors’ notes in PDFs or scrawled on old… Read More

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Google’s quest to know when you’re going to die

Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry’s top tech writers. This week’s pick is an AI that can predict patients’ outcomes. “Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die,” said Mark Bergen at Bloomberg. Medical engineers with the company’s health research unit — sometimes referred to as Medical Brain — have created an AI algorithm that can “forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of readmission, and chances they will soon die.” Google’s tool can “sift through data previously out of reach,” such as doctors’ notes in PDFs or scrawled on old… Read More

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