How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing Us Smarter Medicine

We are using intelligent machines for everything from self-driving cars to online searches. But how about leveraging artificial intelligence, or AI, to save lives? “A momentous change in health care is under way,” says Suchi Saria, an associate professor in computational biology at Johns Hopkins, with startups harnessing the recent explosion of electronic health data to help doctors make critical decisions and extend care to patients between appointments. Here are five ways that machine learning is poised to bring new rigor to medicine. 1. Drug creation Developing pharmaceuticals can take decades. Silicon Valley’s Atomwise speeds things up with supercomputers that root out therapies from a database of molecular structures. Meanwhile, Berg Health also mines data for clues about why some people survive diseases—insights that can inform new therapies. 2. Diagnosing…


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