Artificial Intelligence Discovers Unusual Associations in Medicine
Artificial intelligence does wonders in healthcare. The technology helped issue the first COVID-19 warning before the WHO and CDC did so. It can slash the phenomenon of alarm fatigue. IBM’s Watson Health leverages the power of A.I. to bring drugs to the market faster. And it does so while cutting costs by over 50%. Speaking of IBM Watson, while the algorithm got its name from the company’s founder Thomas J. Watson, there’s another pop culture figure attached to that name. It’s elementary; we’re talking about none other than Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick, Dr. Watson. It seems like real-world A. I. is taking after those fictional detectives, and algorithms are discovering unusual associations in medicine and healthcare. From predicting one’s cardiovascular risks by only looking at the eye, through identifying the risk Alzheimer’s years before diagnosis to assessing a patient’s likelihood of being admitted to the hospital, artificial intelligence is continuing on its trend to surprise us. Let’s find out more about the detective work of A.I.! Brain waves for better antidepressant treatment Given that only 30% of patients respond well to the first antidepressant prescribed, we might want to employ more effective methods. But the real reason for this astoundingly low effectivity rate? “Right now, treatment selection is purely based on trial and error,” says Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, a professor of psychiatr...
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