How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Healthcare Industry

From diagnosing minor illnesses to curing serious diseases

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A growing number of startups are beginning to use artificial intelligence to improve—and in some ways upend—the healthcare industry. And that might be as simple as a diagnosing a cough or as complex as curing cancer.

Cloud DX, a startup based in Toronto, for example, is using a concoction of data and machine learning to identify tuberculosis, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection and bronchitis by teaching AI to detect the difference between the diseases based on how a cough sounds.



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This story first appeared in the June 11, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.