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Deep Learning for Electronic Health Records (googleblog.com)
13 points by somerandomness 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

I believe that creating new subdermal/wearable sensors, collecting their data to a center, and analyzing the data of the entire population will potentially uncover medical conditions long before they manifest themselves.

The incentive for the public to accept these sensors and the data collection will be lower premiums for their health insurance since early-stage/preventive treatment is likely much cheaper than late-stage.

The only road blocks I can foresee are:

1. Government regulations: too strict and this can't happen, too lax and people's privacy won't be respected

2. Raising the capital and taking the risk

> ubiquitous health-surveillance

of course -- what could go wrong ?

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