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In the headlines: Artificial intelligence at the service of Google and Novartis.
Google unveiled an experimental tool at its I/O 2021 conference that works like a pocket dermatologist. The tool is obviously not meant to replace a dermatology consultation if you’re worried about a skin problem or a mole. At its annual conference, the American company showed a new way to use the camera of his smartphone to analyze his skin. Like many other projects in this area, the company actually uses algorithms that have been trained to identify different pathologies that may require further medical analysis by a specialist.
Novartis taps Ada Health’s AI diagnosis platform for tracking rare, immunological conditions. The vast majority of Novartis’ output focuses on treating patients after they’ve received a professional diagnosis, but, now, the Big Pharma is expanding its offerings to encompass the very beginning of the treatment process, when patients may first turn to Internet to unravel the mysteries of recent symptoms.
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