AI analyzing data to determine your life expectancy


Artificial intelligence is now trying to figure out who's going to live and who's going to die, as well as what cancer therapy may or may not work.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Stanford Medicine researchers developed a new algorithm predicts a patient's life expectancy…for the purpose of helping “ patients realize their preferences for end-of-life care”.

AI is taking large amounts of demographic, both personal and scientific, data merging with your lifestyle information to project how long you'll live.

KTRH's Dr. Joe Galati said people might interpret this as Big Brother and technology peering into our lives.

“There are some concerns that, possibly, if you have one of these calculations run on you, you may find out that you’re very high risk for a particular disease, or a particular life span that it may impact on insurance premiums,” said Galati, who has just written a new book, “Eating Yourself Sick”.

He said there's concerns that this kind of technology might be used in a nefarious way.

“We’re at a point where we have great technology, great science, and we have to see is it truly going to be something beneficial to the population in general,” said Galati.

He said this is large data and the practice of medicine coming together.

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