GigaOm's Derrick Harris has a post on how some Dr's using AI were able to come up with cheaper and better treatment than your Dr. This could increase the data center's used in healthcare.
I've been spending a fair amount of time at Hospitals, not because I am sick, but because of the potential projects to be more efficient.
Even though there are some people who would see this as bad, there are also many who see the potential.
The idea behind the research, carried out by Casey Bennett and Kris Hauser, is simple and gets to the core of why so many people care so much about data in the first place: If doctors can consider what’s actually happening and likely to happen instead of relying on intuition, they should be able to make better decisions.