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"Deep Learning: The Most Advanced Artificial Intelligence" - Chris Brandt

  • University Herald
  • New York, NY
  • (June 14, 2017)

The most advanced AI technology to date is deep learning, a technique where scientists train machines by feeding them different kinds of data. Over time, the machine makes decisions, solves problems, and performs other kinds of tasks on their own based on the data set given to them. Deep learning is very impressive because it can diagnose deadly diseases, this advanced AI algorithm is Deep Patient used by the Mount Sinai Hospital. Data from more than 700,000 individuals were fed to the algorithm including doctors' visits and the patient's test results. When the Mount Sinai team tested its efficiency, the AI algorithm was pretty accurate at predicting diseases based on patient's records. But what's puzzling is that it can also predict whether a person is prone to schizophrenia or other psychiatric disorders in the future. Joel Dudley, PhD, director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, who leads the team, admitted that they can build such advanced AI models but they have no idea how they work. The most powerful AI machines no longer depend on commands provided by humans. Instead, they create their own algorithm based on the data and desired output given to them. In short, machines program themselves.

- Joel Dudley, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Population Health Science and Policy, Director, Biomedical Informatics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Institute for Next Generation Healthcare

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