Will radiologists be out of jobs in the next few years? Can artificial intelligence (AI) systems and devices replace doctors as diagnosticians? What are the ethical considerations? These were some of the key questions debated and discussed at the ‘AI in Healthcare’ conference organized by Insight Exchange Network at the Boston Harvard Club on January 18th and 19th.
Pixm is backed by some well-known cybersecurity and former NSA leaders and has developed an AI computer-vision based technology to detect zero-day phishing attacks in real-time. Pixm’s AI anti-phishing software runs on all devices protecting users from these phishing attacks at the point of click. Buduri explains, “Whenever you open a phishing link in your browser, our software performs visual and spatial analysis, determines if it’s a phishing attack, and shuts it down inside your browser in real-time, all within one second.”
Yedidia is optimistic about the future of AI and curing breast cancer. “It seems likely to me that AI is potentially very helpful for solving breast cancer. A lot of breast cancer is looking at images for tiny details that maybe humans aren’t necessarily good enough at noticing. A human might have trouble taking all these tiny details into account, but a computer can do it without a problem.
The startup Qrativ is the joint venture of the biotech company nference and Mayo Clinic. While nference supplies AI technology to the startup, Mayo Clinic offers the clinical expertise needed to give new purpose to pre-existing drugs.
In this week’s roundup: Scientist to use “big data” in coronary disease research, the link between the bacteria and the risk of breast cancer, study finds the hospital you go to can increase life expectancy and more…