WEB DESK: When will you die? If this is a question you thought no one could answer you might just be wrong. A super computer which can detect when a person will die has been developed in the United States of America.
A super computer in Boston which is being used in hospitals can predict with 95 percent probability if a patient is about to die.
The machine is loaded with information of about more than 250,000 people from the past 30 years, drawing on this data to make speedy diagnoses.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston is already using the technology. It has linked its patients to the system, which is said to be better at spotting illnesses than human doctors.
Dr Steve Horng, who is leading the project, told Dailymail.com, “The big picture is that we’re trying to harness the power of big data”.
“We try to come up with a very simple summary of what happened in the past, and what is happening now”.
He added that the machine can predict with 96% confidence when patients are facing a high probability of dying.
According to him, when patients come in to their clinics, they take everything they know about them and compare that to other patients with similar conditions, and predict the illnesses patients might have in the future”.
The computer collects data on patients every three minutes, measuring everything from oxygen levels to blood pressure.
The prediction always proves as right as if the supercomputer says someone is going to die, he probably will die in the next 30 days, the research claimed.
On the surface, the technology appears to pose a threat to human jobs but Horng argued that the supercomputer will actually help doctors perform their work better.
Source: Daily Mail