Apr 15, 2020

6 Posts

AI For Medicine Special! Eric Topol’s Planetary Health System, Discovering Drugs, Diagnosing Heart Disease
Apr 15, 2020

AI For Medicine Special! Eric Topol’s Planetary Health System, Discovering Drugs, Diagnosing Heart Disease

This week’s issue of The Batch is all about medical applications of AI. Amid the current pandemic, the marriage of AI and medicine is more urgent than ever. My father is a practicing doctor, and I grew up seeing firsthand how the right
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Apr 15, 2020

A Visionary Doctor Prescribes AI

Eric Topol is one of the world’s leading advocates for AI in medicine. Below he shares his insights into the fusion of AI and medicine and advice for machine learning engineers who want to get involved.
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Illustration of doctor seeing a patient
Apr 15, 2020

Diagnosis: The Telltale Heart

The wearable revolution is helping doctors figure out what’s troubling your ticker — thanks to deep learning. The problem: Arrhythmias, a range of conditions in which the heart beats too fast, too slow, or erratically, can cause heart attack or stroke.
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Illustration of a patient in a hospital bed
Apr 15, 2020

Prognosis: Early Warning for Sepsis

An AI-driven alarm system helps rescue patients before infections become fatal. The problem: Machine learning can spot patterns in electronic health data indicating where a patient’s condition is headed that may be too subtle for doctors and nurses to catch.
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Illustration of a syring with red liquid inside
Apr 15, 2020

Treatment: The Elusive Molecule

Will deep learning discover new medicines? Startups — and big-pharma partners — are betting on it. The problem: In theory, there’s a pharmacological cure for just about any ailment. In practice, discovering those therapies takes years and billions of dollars.
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Illustration of doctor sheets and a pencil
Apr 15, 2020

Data: From Patient to Health Record

Doctors are overwhelmed by clerical work. Healthcare-savvy voice assistants are picking up the slack.
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