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Using Artificial Intelligence to Treat Addiction

In this contributed article, digital marketer Tiago Lacerda discusses the various ways AI can be used to help treat addiction. It makes sense that utilizing the potential of AI would reach a hotly discussed but woefully unaddressed issue in societies across the planet: substance abuse and addiction.

Advancements in Health-Related Data Tracking

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at the advancements in health-related data tracking and what they look like. The rise in popularity of wearable devices that are capable of tracking personal health and fitness-related data has been beneficial on both a personal and professional level.

Pattern Computer Comes Out of Stealth Mode and Launches Groundbreaking Pattern Discovery Technology

Pattern Computer, Inc., which has developed a proprietary pattern discovery system to uncover valuable insights from vast data sets, announced a pattern computer system and the public launch of its platform technology after being in stealth mode for the past two years. Pattern discovery is an emerging category – an extension of the machine learning field – that distinguishes itself by using both supervised and unsupervised learning.

DDN and Parabricks Announce Solution for GPU Acceleration of Genome Analysis

DDN Storage (DDN®) and Parabricks announced the availability of a jointly-integrated technology solution that provides massive acceleration for analysis of human genomes. The breakthrough platform combines GPU supercomputing performance with DDN’s Parallel Flash Data Platforms for fastest time to results, and enables unprecedented capabilities for high-throughput genomics analysis pipelines.

The Doctor Is In: Consumers are More Comfortable with AI in Healthcare than Other Industries, Per a SAS Survey

While the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) can seem ominous, consumers are surprisingly comfortable with the technology in healthcare. A recent survey conducted by SAS, a leader in analytics, found that when presented with a variety of real-world AI scenarios, a majority of people were at ease with AI in healthcare, and more comfortable with AI in healthcare settings than banking or retail. Despite consumer comfort with AI in the medical industry, the SAS survey of 500 Americans found that a lack of human interaction was the top reason respondents cited for feeling uncomfortable with the technology.

The Big Data Revolution: How Data Can Solve Commercial and Public Health Problems

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses how big data is the key to solving many problems in both the marketplace and in public health. While consumers may not be aware of it, big data guides most decisions today. She looks at some examples of how leaders of organizations across the globe are leveraging big data to make an impact in their respective sectors.

HIMSS 2018: Perspectives on Health Industry use of AI and Machine Learning

The 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018 in Las Vegas, is a big deal for IT related themes centered around the health information industry. We put together a number of compelling commentaries below from a short list of important health information industry vendors. The the focus of the perspectives align with insideBIGDATA’s primary areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Enjoy the comments and the conference!

Putting Data to Work Hospitals are Awash in Patient Data—Why is So Much of it Never Put to Use?

In this special guest feature, John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, is Executive Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at Bernoulli, discusses how data collection and analysis are further enhanced when including methods for disseminating, analyzing, and distributing data.

Big(ger) Data is Better

In this contributed article, Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing Manager at SAS, describes how Big Data is changing lives. “The data isn’t different than what organizations had before, albeit some new sources are now accessible to many. The challenge is that there is a lot more of it, and it’s incoming at a greater pace. The enormous amount of data can make it time-consuming to compute a calculation or pull a report. Big data requires more horsepower and optimized analytics computing.”

Artificial Intelligence is Innovating Your Healthcare Needs in 2018

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is making significant inroads into healthcare innovation as we move into 2018. One of the biggest benefits is that healthcare providers can use this technology to help promote better lifestyle choices to their patients and others.