Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is beginning to resonate with VC investors in the healthcare sector, recording 48 deals in 2017 raising $718 million, representing 65% and 126% growth YoY, respectively.
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Analysis of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is beginning to resonate
with VC investors in the healthcare sector, recording 48 deals in 2017 raising
$718 million, representing 65% and 126% growth YoY, respectively.
Within healthcare, we expect AI to be used mainly to augment workers'
skills, as opposed to displacing them. Personal AI assistants for physicians/
nurses can recall relevant medical research, compile population patient data,
provide initial possible diagnoses, and optimize workflow. Time saved by these
innovations represent countless hours that can be used more efficiently by
Deep learning algorithms that leverage image recognition are already more
accurate than panels of specialists in detecting and diagnosing pneumonia, TB,
certain early stage cancers, and other diseases.
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