Artificial Intelligence Center To Offer Quality, Regulatory Solutions
In this Medtech Insight podcast, Xavier University's Marla Philips explains why the school is teaming up with IBM Watson Health to launch a Center for Artificial Intelligence. "Our mission is to provide artificial intelligence solutions. We will have free and open access for anyone to use so they can implement those solutions across the pharma and device industries, and FDA itself," she says. Also: will AI steal human jobs?
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