India Inc India Inc: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:37

Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals in AI partnership

Multinational technology giant Microsoft has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to create an AI-focused network in cardiology.  It has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE).

This is part of Microsoft Healthcare NExT to accelerate innovation through artificial intelligence and cloud computing. The partnership between Microsoft and Apollo will work to develop and deploy new machine learning models to predict patient risk for heart disease and assists doctors on treatment plans.  The team is already working on an AI-powered Cardio API (application program interface) platform.

Dr Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, AI & Research, Microsoft, said: “Our unique partnership with Apollo brings together our learnings in artificial intelligence and machine learning areas and Apollo’s experience and expertise in cardiology.  The systems of intelligence we create can change the lives of patients and the work of medical practitioners enabling accessible healthcare to all.”

Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, said: “This collaboration with Microsoft’s path-breaking technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will help better predict, prevent and manage heart disease in the country. While we commence this in India, we will validate the algorithms and work towards creating a global consortium to tackle multiple conditions in cardiovascular disease.”

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