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Artificial Intelligence for Health and Health Care

 

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Abstract

This study centers on how computer-based decision procedures, under the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence (AI), can assist in improving health and health care. Although advanced statistics and machine learning provide the foundation for AI, there are currently revolutionary advances underway in the sub-field of neural networks. This has created tremendous excitement in many fields of science, including in medicine and public health. First demonstrations have already emerged showing that deep neural networks can perform as well as the best human clinicians in well-defined diagnostic tasks. In addition, AI-based tools are already appearing in health-oriented apps that can be employed on handheld, networked devices such as smart phones.

This study is the produce of JASON, an independent group of scientists which advises the U.S. government on matters of science and technology.

This study was sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

 

Document Date: 
Jan 25, 2018
 
Author (organization): 
MITRE
 
Document type: 
Report
 
Interests: 
Emerging Technology
Healthcare
Innovation