New Study Seeks to Use Deep Learning to Detect Heart Disease

By Daniela Hernandez March 17, 2016 2:52 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS In recent years, a type of artificial intelligence known as “deep learning” has allowed tech companies to vastly improve computer vision and speech understanding. Now, interest in applying this software to medical data is growing as health systems look to reduce costs and take advantage of large amounts of information generated by internet-connected consumer-health trackers and medical devices. The Wall Street Journal talked with Brandon Ballinger and Johnson Hsieh, the developers of Cardiogram, a consumer heart rate-tracking Apple Watch app aiming to use deep learning to detect atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heartbeat—and a cause of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart troubles in 2008. Read More App to Tackle Impact of Injuries on NFL Players…


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