Category Archives: Big Data

Big Data and the end of painful, invasive medical procedures

The scientist has made a career of replacing invasive, painful, and dangerous procedures with simple, cheap tests that can be performed almost anywhere.

Just this year, a blood panel he developed to detect genetic birth defects has been taken by more than three million women, replacing the need for amniocentesis and giant, uterus-puncturing needles. At the WIRED25 Summit Monday morning, Quake pronounced, perhaps jokingly, that colonoscopies were next. Vigorous applause ensued.

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Nvidia platform brings AI to next-gen medical instruments

Nvidia (Santa Clara, CA) has announced a “medical imaging supercomputer” platform that it says brings AI to the next generation of medical instruments as a “powerful new tool” for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.