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Data Conundrum and AI security in healthcare

The latest Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) analyzed 1368 security incidents across 27 countries and 58% of them were found to involve insiders; making healthcare sector, the only industry which internal personnel bears a threat. Protected Health Information (PHI) in these analyzed episodes were either at risk or breached. 70% of data…

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Machine Learning and the self-terminating gene

Machines learning promises us a future where hefty and complex data can be analyzed in no time and patterns can be logically drawn from an ocean of randomness. Apart from electronic medical records, the human gene and genome has also rendered a sizeable playing field. Machine learning method is either supervised: training involving labeled DNA…

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Is Artificial Empathy crucial for virtual doctors?

In 2012, a large scale Italian study had found a close relationship between physician empathy and clinical outcomes of diabetic patients. This natural gesture was also found to be helpful in reducing severity of patients down with common cold. Apart from empathy, the mere ability to recognize emotions is believed to aid doctors in the…