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Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals to use AI for cardiac diseases

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Targetting cardiac diseases, has partnered with Apollo to expand its (AI) offering, the said in a statement on Thursday.

The AI Network for healthcare, previously known as for Eyecare (MINE), is a part of NExT aimed to accelerate innovation through and

Initially aimed at tackling only visions problems, AI Network for healthcare will now collaborate with Apollo to develop and deploy new models to predict patient risk for heart and assists doctors on treatment plans.

"AI Network for healthcare aims to democratise AI by empowering with faster, and reducing the burden. The systems of intelligence we create can change the lives of patients and the work of medical practitioners enabling to all," said Peter Lee, (AI and Research) at Microsoft.

"Cardiac is amongst India's leading causes of mortality and morbidity, which is exacting a toll on the health and well-being of our citizens," said Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo

"The collaboration with Microsoft's like AI and will help better predict, prevent and manage in the country," Reddy added.

The partnership was announced at the (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 16:52 IST