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AI can predict when we'll die — here's why that's a good thing
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Posted on: February 4th 2018
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Artificial intelligence is proving to be a revolutionary tool across many industries, but the technology is having a particularly big impact when it comes to healthcare. Researchers are using AI to combat the flu, by building improved seasonal forecasts that inform the development of influenza vaccines, and the technology is already helping to diagnose rare diseases so that patients can get the treatments they need.

Now, scientists have found a new medical application for AI: predicting when a seriously ill patient admitted to the hospital will likely die.

In hospitals, palliative care teams are charged with improving the quality of life of gravely ill patients and making sure their final wishes are carried out

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