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Amazon announces Rufus, an AI tool that is trained on the company’s product catalog and on web information to answer customer questions about products, comparisons, and recommendations.

Google will reportedly rename its Bard AI tool to Gemini this week.

Attorneys say that the legal liability frameworks of the US and the EU are not equipped to determine who will be responsible for medical injuries that are caused by black box AI systems.


Business

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UC Davis Health chooses Viz.ai to help diagnose strokes from CT scans for quick intervention.

Radiology AI marketplace CARPL raises $6 million in seed funding.

Laguna Health, which uses AI to create personalized care plans that incorporate social, emotional, and cultural factors, raises $15 million in a Series A funding round.

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Ambience Health raises $70 million in a Series B funding round that was led by Kleiner Perkins and OpenAI Startup Fund.


Research

Researchers find that their AI model that predicts how well schizophrenia patients will respond to antipsychotic medications performed well, but didn’t work when used in other studies. Experts warn that AI’s ability to advance medicine is limited by the methods that are used to collect, process, store, and analyze data. A co-author of the study predicts that it will be more than 10 years until AI will be able to analyze patient questionnaire results well enough for clinical use in psychiatry.

The VA is using smart rings and AI to collect the health data of veterans who were exposed to open-air burn pits during wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a study that is being conducted through Northwell Health. Researchers hope to correlate vague symptoms with monitored data and screening questionnaires.


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AHIMA launches AI Resource Hub, which will provide health information professionals with information about non-clinical use of AI in healthcare.

A New York lawyer faces disciplinary action for citing non-existent cases in medical malpractice lawsuit documents, as provided by and hallucinated by ChatGPT without being checked by the lawyer.


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