Digital diagnosis: Why teaching computers to read medical records could help against COVID-19 (World Economic Forum)

World Economic Forum: Digital diagnosis: Why teaching computers to read medical records could help against COVID-19. “Every day, healthcare staff in a typical NHS hospital generate so much text it would take a human an age just to scroll through it, let alone read it. Using computers to analyse all this data is an obvious solution, but far from simple. What makes perfect sense to a human can be highly difficult for a computer to understand. Our team is using a form artificial intelligence to bridge this gap. By teaching computers how to comprehend human doctors’ notes, we’re hoping they’ll uncover insights on how to fight COVID-19 by finding patterns across many thousands of patients’ records.”

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