Supercomputer predicts when you might die

A supercomputer capable of detecting whether a patient will die in hospital has been developed in Boston. Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center claim results generated by the machine are accurate: “We can predict with almost a 96% confidence that these patients will have this probability of dying – so, the computer says you’re gonna die, you’re probably going to die in the next 30 days,” project leader Dr Steven Horng told BBC News. The supercomputer uses artificial intelligence to determine your fate in hospital, but also to work out conditions before the doctor has even diagnosed them. [Related story: Free apps to help you get fit using your mobile phone] Every three minutes the machine monitors the patient, measuring and collecting data on everything from oxygen levels to…


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