Round-the-clock AI Nurse saves lives

Sentient [Technologies] has its eyes on other big problems – for instance, finding an intelligent way to respond to sepsis infections, which kill 37,000 people in the UK every year at a rate greater than bowel cancer and lung cancer. “I can’t imagine a better place to use data,” [Antoine] Blondeau said. “It’s about saving lives. It’s about life and death.”

“The idea was: ‘Let’s create an AI nurse […] this nurse would always be on the clock, always on the lookout for you’.” The nurse they eventually built, in partnership with MIT, collected data on 6,000 patients for a year and was able to use that “to predict the onset of sepsis ahead of time with more than 90 percent accuracy.”

Source: Wired UK