“I think of machine learning kind of as asbestos,” one speaker said, explaining that AI in medicine could turn out to be as harmful as it is promising.
Casey RossAI is often hailed for its superhuman analytic capabilities. But what if its use in health care, skewed by bias and misguided correlations, turns out to be poisonous. Here's my latest on a thoughtful AI discussion @harvardmed yesterday: statnews.com/2019/06/19/wha… via @statnews
Some business leaders have fretted that the U.S. risks losing business opportunities and investment dollars to Chinese AI companies.
Casey RossIn the face of an overburdened hospital system, China is surging ahead in the race to deploy AI in medicine. Huge implications for business/science/ethics. Here's my story for subscribers: statnews.com/2019/06/05/chi… via @statnews
Casey RossThis week's STAT Health Tech is out! We look @StanfordMed's loss of top talent to tech giants, a boiling dispute over algorithmic discovery @MIT, and plenty of news on health care moves by @Apple, @facebook, @Google, and more.
Casey RossThe first edition of STAT Health Tech is out! The news includes:
-- A new FDA clearance for @aidocmed
-- The pitch for a 'digital health scorecard'
-- And @elonmusk's quiet brain-human interface co. starts to makes some noise
Over the past year, Microsoft has built a nucleus of physician executives to guide its work in health care. Here are people you’ll want to keep an eye on.
Casey RossMicrosoft has amassed dozens of health related patents in recent years and is working on multiple fronts (cloud, remote monitoring) to disrupt the delivery of medicine. Here are the people behind its work: statnews.com/2019/05/01/mic… via @statnews
The decision to shut down sales of Watson for Drug Discovery marks another setback in the company’s effort to apply AI to various areas of health care.
Casey RossExclusive news this morning: IBM is halting sales of its Watson AI tool to help pharma companies discover new drugs. The co’s struggle reveals the difficulty of scaling AI in medicine statnews.com/2019/04/18/ibm… via @statnews