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Google Maps helps healthcare workers find hotels

Google Maps helps healthcare workers find hotels

As healthcare professionals continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic across the US and much of the world, Google is adding a new Maps feature to help those individuals find special accommodations when they’re done their daily shifts. Starting today, first responders can use the app to find hotels that have …

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Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program

Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program

The money will go toward a mix of nonprofits, researchers, industry pros and governments, giving partners access to AI and cloud tools, Microsoft data scientists and “select” cash grants. Existing projects aim to improve the understanding of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, boost efforts to fight leprosy, upgrade tools to limit …

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Healthcare risk algorithm had ‘significant racial bias’

Healthcare risk algorithm had 'significant racial bias'

The differences were sometimes acute. Scientists reckoned that eliminating the algorithmic bias would increase the percentage of black patients receiving extra help from 17.7 percent to 46.5 percent. When millions of customers were processed through the algorithm, this meant that legions of black people weren’t receiving enough support. In this …

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