“An artificial intelligence system has proven it can save lives by warning physicians to check on patients whose heart test results indicate a high risk of dying. In a randomised clinical trial with almost 16,000 patients at two hospitals, the AI reduced overall deaths among high-risk patients by 31 per cent.

‘This is actually quite extraordinary,’ says Eric Topol at the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California, who was not involved in the research. ‘It’s very rare for any medication to [produce] a 31 per cent reduction in mortality, and then even more rare for a non-drug – this is just monitoring people with AI.'”

From New Scientist.