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Because theres so flipping much... All. The. Time.
AI in health is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for decades… with many a false start (IBM Watson anyone).
But now, it’s finally picking up speed. Or, at least, it’s the internet’s latest hype topic.
Other than Barbie of course. On that note…
But in all seriousness, there’s a lot going on.
It’s a very exciting time 🔥
The cats are out of the bag and it ain’t going nowhere.
And basically, our newsletters are getting stupid long. So, here’s a short and sweet roundup of some fun things going down in AI in health of late.
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🤖 AI Updates…
🇺🇸 Tech giants Google, Meta, Microsoft, Amazon & OpenAI all hung out and made “voluntary commitments” at the Whitehouse to focus on AI Safety and Security
🤖 AWS launched a whopping $100M program to fund generative AI initiatives to “accelerate enterprise innovation and success with generative AI.”
🤔 AI is already being used in healthcare. But not all of it is ‘medical grade’ - and it seriously calls for the retraining of the workforce, retooling health services, and transforming workflows for it to actually work well.
“There’s going to be an opportunity for people to have even better access to services, [and] to great quality services,” but urged caution about what it can do and limits, as we’re a ways from it yet.
💁♀️ We’re in the report Era for AI…
📚A new report by Microsoft and The Tech Council of Australia on Australia’s Generative AI Opportunity, says Australia’s Healthcare sector can potentially unlock between $5 billion and $13 billion in value each year from generative AI.
🧠 Cortical Labs, the creators of “dish brain” and “brain cells play pong” quietly nabbed $600k from the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program to “to merge human brain cells with AI”
💊AI automation in drug development is opening up the possibility of faster, cheaper pharmaceuticals. But, we just have to test them…
👨💻 DeepMind’s co-founder & CEO, Demis Hassabis opened up about how his engineers are using techniques from AlphaGo to supposedly make an AI system “Gemini” that will be more capable than OpenAI’s ChatGPT
🔬Labs in UQ are claiming a "world first," using AI-driven microscopes to analyze blood samples and supercharge pathology
📈 Healthwords, one of the world’s first generative AI programs advances and could release millions of unnecessary NHS appointments.
⏱️ Researchers at Addenbrooke's Hospital in the UK trained an AI technology with Microsoft that cuts the time cancer patients must wait before starting radiotherapy.
🧐 Google’s Medical AI Chatbot is supposedly already being tested in hospitals with the Mayo Clinic rumoured to be testing it
🧍Theres’s a lot of hype around full-body AI scans with more companies popping up and longevity lovers (ie the wealthy worried well) jumping on it… but doctors aren’t sold yet.
But, whilst it will surely increase more false positives and alarms. Surely more infomation and the prevention approach is better than waiting til its too late?
It just might take time to get algorithims and the line right
🧬 Synthetica Bio, a new company by Adelaide ex-pats and health biz vets launched ft a lineup of stellar US investors that aims to use generative AI to access and analyse data in the biopharma field
The new, US-based company will be using “large language model” AI to help researchers analyse data, with the company training its LLM on more than 220 million de-identified patient records.
🔮 The Medical Futurist, Bertalan Mesko, released a guide to Prompt Engineering in Healthcare
What is prompt engineering you ask?
Prompt engineering is the art and science of crafting effective inputs to guide an AI model towards generating the desired output.
Whilst its very cool - hate to break it to you, they’re not the first…
The wave of those building on and around OpenAI is very much underway
🤿 And, if you like deep AI Healthcare dives- check out this tasty morsel from Eric Topol…
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