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How can AI help improve accessibility to healthcare?

How can AI help improve accessibility to healthcare?

Innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in healthcare has grown exponentially in recent years. Around 80% of doctors believe that AI in healthcare is useful and it is already being used in exam rooms by triaging hospital and emergency department traffic, analysing patient risk scores and identifying potential new therapies by simulating chemistry with computers. Even though there have been tremendous advancements in healthcare and AI, challenges around accessibility and affordability remain. With this in mind, how can AI help improve accessibility to healthcare? More…

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Smart homes & telemedicine:
the future of healthcare?

Smart homes & telemedicine: the future of healthcare?

The rapid growth of the aged population has caused an immense increase in the need for personal care, particularly for people with chronic conditions such as dementia or diabetes. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Innovation Index 2019, the number of people living with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and is rising even more rapidly now in low to middle income countries. More…

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DABUS accepted as first AI inventor

In June, South African IP officials made the landmark decision to award a patent naming artificial intelligence DABUS as the inventor. Australia’s Federal Court shortly followed suit setting the historic precedent that AI systems can be legally recognised as the inventor in patent applications. With other international jurisdictions rejecting the patent, these controversial decisions sparked a debate across the globe over how AI fits into the fundamental requirements of IP law.

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