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Driverless cars spark debate on ethics and morality

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Technology has ensured that we live comfortably. We’ve created many gadgets to help take our minds off things that we consider monotonous or too ‘simple’. It helps us buy clothes, order a meal, send wishes and greetings and so on. Most them are programmed to do a specific task, which …

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Now, AI helps in diagnosing lung diseases

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A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress has revealed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could improve the interpretation of lung tests. This study is among the many in the recent years that have used AI to improve detection of diseases. And, many of them are achieving near-human efficiency in detecting deadly diseases. …

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AI helps identifying onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam have developed an automated machine that can identify dementia in early stages. They have coupled machine learning methods with a special MRI technique — that measures perfusion, or tissue absorption rate, of blood throughout the brain — to detect early forms of dementia. Their …

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Impact of emerging technologies on healthcare

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The influence of emerging technologies on the healthcare industry has increased drastically in the recent years. It has empowered patients, helping them take control of the situation better. They can search for information about their illness, the prescribed medicines, book appointments at a click of button and interact almost from anywhere and …

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AI achieves near-human efficiency in detecting cancer


A research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method,  aimed at training computers to interpret pathology images. The team trained the computer to distinguish between cancerous tumor regions and normal regions based on a deep multi-layer convolutional …

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