Eight technologies that could change healthcare beyond recognition

Smartphones, genome sequencing and wearable technology will bring benefits but also challenges to health and social care.

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn without being explicitly programmed, meaning they can teach themselves to change when exposed to new data.

New insights into big datasets

Several businesses hope to use these techniques to provide diagnostic support. Enlitic, IBM’s Watson division and Google’s Deep Mind have started to explore potential applications in healthcare.

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