A creepy medical tool developed by Amazon uses artificial intelligence to mine your medical data. The project, called Amazon Comprehend Medical, scans through your medical records for key data points and this can be used by medical professional customers to look out for illnesses. This means it can detect patterns in the data much faster than a doctor, potentially indicating underlying conditions. The use of health records by companies – now a market worth $3.2 trillion (£2.5tn) – has been heavily criticised over privacy concerns. However, developers say the data processed by the firm’s algorithms is encrypted and will only be seen by customers and not shared with Amazon Web Services. Scroll down for video Amazon is working on creepy new software that reads patient medical records and then tells doctors what illnesses to look out for (stock image) According to the firm, Amazon Comprehend Medical means doctors could access medical information on specific conditions, dosage, strength and frequency. The language processing AI scans information like doctor’s notes, clinical trial reports and patient health records. In order to use the service, which is currently not available commercially, users will have to upload their health records to Amazon’s cloud service. The… Read full this story
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