Sometimes important issues can bring fierce rivals together, as the development of a new healthcare project shows: IBM partners with Apple on healthcare Artificial Intelligence.
The American company IBM has announced a promising partnership with another software giant, Apple Inc, in order to develop the ways artificial intelligence functions in the field of health and healthcare and also to enhance its efficiency in this matter. Even if, in the early period of Apple Inc, IBM was the public enemy number one for the company founded by Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne, setting up the foundations for a years long rivalry, it seems that the two tech giants officially shook hands for the public interest.
The partnership includes other big names, like Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson. The tech alliance aims at developing the potential of artificial intelligence toward health and healthcare. Officials of the companies have stated that the fresh team of companies are very positive about the journey that is about to begin and that they are very confident in the success of their work.
One of the features that the artificial intelligence system the companies want to create is one which would offer its user an extensive report with particularities and pieces of advice based on how the health of the user looks like. The artificial intelligence system would gather the information it needs from other apps and gadgets, like smartphones or tablets, fitness trackers or even implants.
IBM and Apple and their partners, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson intend to benefit in their research and entire project from the fact that the health system is continuously and very quickly being digitized. So it seems like the perfect moment for some big tech companies to make a step forward and come up with the next big thing in health and healthcare.
The team intends to create a platform in which every necessary detail about a patient`s health would be stored. Both the patients and the medics would be able to access all the data that is needed very easily. In addition to that, they want to make the sharing of this data effective. IBM highlighted the fact that sharing is one of the most relevant aspect of the work that is about to begin.
“All this data can be overwhelming for providers and patients alike, but it also presents an unprecedented opportunity to transform the ways in which we manage our health,”
John Kelly stated during a press release. Kelly is senior vice president for IBM.
More tech companies are expected to join the health field, as it is reckoned as an excellent opportunity and an expanding area.
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