With Google's hold on all the details of our daily lives getting stronger, it can now predict and convey when a person will die. Google's Medical Brain team have made this possible by infusing Artificial Intelligence in the medical system. It proved 93 to 95 per cent accurate in judging hospitalised patient's life span, as per a journal published in The Nature.
Apart from predicting the patient's longevity, the tool created by Google also tells the approximate discharge time of a hospitalised patient and if he/she will need to revisit. The system does this with the help of neural network which works towards fetching data and learning it to enhance the foresight.
The studies conducted by researchers showed how the AI-powered system would considerably reduce human efforts of overviewing patient's details thoroughly. It is capable of checking the reports of patients and conveying the actual health condition which is close to perfect.
The potential of the AI system over that of doctors was proved by a study conducted on a woman suffering from breast cancer. She passed away after consulting two doctors and receiving radiology treatment. Google's AI had already announced that the chances of her dying were 19.9 per cent higher than the doctor' prediction of 9.3 per cent chances of her succumbing to the disease.
The Medical Brain team of Google is working on more similar technologies based on AI which will be able to diagnose health defects such as prospective heart attach as well as diabetes. This system will scan the retina of the patient in order to identify the problems. With the help of Indian and US-based doctors, the company is mulling over implementing these AI-oriented systems in public hospitals and clinics in the future.