UCSF, Intel Partner for Healthcare AI, Deep Learning Project

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January 19, 2017 - The University of California San Francisco and Intel Corporation have partnered to create a deep learning analytics platform that will deliver clinical decision support and predictive analytics capabilities to its users.

The platform seeks to harness the power of innovative big data sources, including information from genomic sequencing, the Internet of Things, and medical devices.

“While artificial intelligence and machine learning have been integrated into our everyday lives, our ability to use them in healthcare is a relatively new phenomenon,” said Michael Blum, MD, associate vice chancellor for informatics, director of the Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) and professor of medicine at UCSF.

“Now that we have ‘digitized’ healthcare, we can begin utilizing the same technologies that have made the driverless car and virtual assistants possible and bring them to bear on vexing healthcare challenges such as predicting health risks, preventing hospital readmissions, analyzing complex medical images and more.”

In The NewsBryan Mazzarello