Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Getting to the Heart of Arrhythmia with GPU-Powered AI

Artificial intelligence is quickly evolving into a lifesaver. Two separate efforts in the commercial and academic arenas have inched us closer to taking a bite out of heart disease — the world’s no. 1 killer. A Stanford University team led by Andrew Ng and a Silicon Valley startup are tapping the power of AI to improve detection of abnormalities and increase the accuracy of diagnoses. Medical-device maker AliveCor, based in Mountain View, is building deep learning AI algorithms to enable people to monitor their heart rates using built-in sensors on the Apple Watch. They can even alert people to take an immediate EKG using an Apple Watch app and a specially designed band with a built-in sensor.