Gymnastics has come a long way since Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect 10 in 1976. It’s become faster, more technical, and more competitive. In response, the pointing and judging system has changed too.
HIPPOCRATES, the father of medicine, was known to have used smell as an aid to his work. Generations of doctors followed suit.
AIs might not know much about art, but they can easily tell apart one style from the other — even when they’re terribly similar.
New software built in Japan can detect bowel cancer in less than a second, researchers claim.
In “Machine learning of neural representations of suicide and emotion concepts identifies suicidal youth” (Just et al., 2017) describe their research in using artificial intelligence models to use brain imaging to predict who may be most likely to try to end their lives.
Jim Harper reckons he can train your smartphone to recognise when you are ill. With a little more time, he believes he could teach it to detect any early signs of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s — simply from the tone of someone’s voice
Humans have always dreamed of better, fitter, longer-lasting bodies. But while many science-fiction fantasies, from videophones to self-driving cars, have been realised, health technology has lagged behind.
Just 45 seconds in the company of scientist Frank Rudzicz and his machines is all it takes to determine whether or not you are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Stanford researchers claim to have developed an algorithm that “exceeds the performance of board certified cardiologists in detecting a wide range of heart arrhythmias from electrocardiograms [ECG] recorded with a single-lead wearable monitor,” according to a study published in arXiv.
INSIDE A RED-BRICKED building on the north side of Washington DC, internist Shantanu Nundy rushes from one examining room to the next, trying to see all 30 patients on his schedule. Most days, five of them will need to follow up with some kind of specialist.
Could a robot do my job as a radiologist?
If you asked me 10 years ago, I would have said, “No way!” But if you ask me today, my answer would be more hesitant, “Not yet — but perhaps someday soon.”