This hospital computer predicts if your time is up

This hospital computer predicts if your time is up

In what sounds like a premise to a Twilight Zone episode, a hospital in Boston is using artificial intelligence in a completely new (and eerie) way.

Patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are linked up to a super computer, automatically collecting and analyzing data about their condition every three minutes.

The AI is so precise and intuitive, thanks to the 250,000 medical records stored in its database, it can sometimes accurately suggest what is wrong with a patient before a doctor has made their diagnosis.

But having all that data gives this computer a pretty frightening application.

Dr. Steve Horng explains how the computer works.

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