Mi­crosoft opens AI-based health­care de­part­ment

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - World News -

Mi­crosoft has set up a new health­care de­part­ment at its Cam­bridge re­search fa­cil­ity, which will use Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) tech­nol­ogy to aid in med­i­cal re­search and treat­ment of pa­tients.

The tech gi­ant has cre­ated the di­vi­sion as part of its com­mit­ment to trans­form health­care us­ing tech­nolo­gies such as ma­chine learn­ing and Cloud com­put­ing. The com­pany has hired re­searcher Iain Buchan, for­mer clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor in pub­lic health in­for­mat­ics at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester, to lead the health­care re­search di­vi­sion.

The re­search plans in­clude mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems that will help keep pa­tients out of hos­pi­tals and alert them about the prob­lems in a timely man­ner. The new de­part­ment will also con­duct stud­ies into dis­eases such as di­a­betes.

Re­cently, Mi­crosoft un­veiled an AI-based au­to­mated threat in­ves­ti­ga­tion sys­tem to en­hance the se­cu­rity of de­vices. The sys­tem will en­able the Mi­crosoft users with in­sight to take ac­tion against mod­ern day threats while also in­creas­ing the ef­fi­ciency of the ma­chines.

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