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Artificial intelligence can predict patient’s lifespan

Jun 12, 2017, 8:49 AM EDT
(Source: Many Wonderful Artists/flickr)
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A team of researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia has developed an artificial intelligence system that reads the image scans of organs and can predict a patient’s lifespan with an accuracy of 69 percent.

The technology leverages machine learning to identify patterns that humans cannot observe, writes Research Gate. The ability of the system to foretell a patient’s lifespan is far better than that of a human doctor and could result in more informed treatment decisions and preventative care.

The technology is a reminder of how quickly intelligent machines are integrating into our medical system, aided by vastly improved computing technology and large datasets, notes New Atlas.

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