Emerging Technologies

HHS has published a document that it says marks the department’s first concerted move to transform itself into an “AI-fueled enterprise.”

*May also include VR/AR and 3D printing. Links lead to announcements as sent by the companies.

Researchers have used deep learning software to accurately detect age-related cognitive impairment using only photos of patients’ faces.

The idea is to head off serious gathering threats without getting thrown off the scent by strains unlikely to proliferate.

The NIH, FDA and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are working with a San Francisco startup whose calling card is an AI-enabled engine that renders patient data unidentifiable by reproducing it in synthetic versions.

Last Tuesday the FDA posted an action plan telling how it will evaluate AI for medical applications going forward. Three days later the agency officially proposed letting numerous products through without review. 

One turnoff is remote food monitoring. Another is real-time feedback—whether from a live healthcare professional or an AI algorithm.

A noted AI researcher and educator who was drawn to the field by its escalating penetration of “the mysteries of perception and cognition” has found a sort of missing link in its evolution. 

The tools could be used by primary care providers to head off adverse respiratory events and suboptimal healthcare utilization. 

The FDA’s new Digital Health Center of Excellence has released a document describing how it will henceforth oversee and evaluate software that incorporates AI and machine learning for medical applications.

AI researchers and developers across the U.S. received a powerful if overshadowed shot in the arm on New Year’s Day.

Gastroenterologists need not fear being replaced by machines—and patients don’t have to worry about robot colonoscopists.

Around the web

Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

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