Risks and benefits of an AI revolution in medicine

As part of our series, artificial intelligence is examined through the medical lens. It may lift personalized treatment, fill gaps in access to care, and cut red tape, but risks abound.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 11, 2020 ~32 min

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How regulation can minimize online risk

Radcliffe researcher explores how to create a framework for the Internet of Things that minimizes risk and maximizes safety.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 25, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard researchers present nanowire devices update

A new technique speeds creation of nanowire devices, boosting research into what’s happening inside cells.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
July 2, 2019 ~7 min

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Researchers propose ‘machine behavior’ field could blend AI, social sciences

Researchers propose a new field of study — “machine behavior” — to look at artificial intelligence through the lens of biology, economics, psychology, and other behavioral and social sciences.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 7, 2019 ~8 min

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Harvard Medical School develops AI to see visual cortex’s preferences

New computer program uses artificial intelligence to determine what visual neurons like to see. The approach could shed light on learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurologic conditions.

Christy Brownlee • harvard
May 2, 2019 ~5 min

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Harvard, Princeton scientists make AI breakthrough for fusion energy

Scientists from Harvard and Princeton have teamed up to create an artificial intelligence algorithm that can predict destructive disruptions in nuclear fusion experiments

Mary Bergman • harvard
April 22, 2019 ~8 min

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At Harvard, adding AI to M.D.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School’s Blavatnik Institute are developing an algorithm with information that is so complex, it will understand everything a first-year medical student knows.

Ekaterina Pesheva and Ann Marie Menting • harvard
April 5, 2019 ~5 min

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In health care, AI offers promise — and hype

AI is coming to a hospital near you — but it may be in the world’s remote regions that it could impact patients most. However, experts gathered at Harvard said its potential will not be realized unless it is deployed as part of broader health care solutions, not simply as a tool in search of problems.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 28, 2019 ~11 min

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