Mass General will use AI to improve hospital care


Massachusetts General Hospital is buying into deep learning artificial intelligence, and it will use Nvidia’s new DGX-1 deep-learning supercomputerthat was announced today.

Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, which wants to advance health care with AI to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases.

“Deep learning is revolutionizing a wide range of scientific fields,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, at the company’s GPUTech event in San Jose, California, today. “There could be no more important application of this new capability than improving patient care. This work will one day benefit millions of people by extending the capabilities of physicians with an incredibly powerful new tool.”

Massachusetts General Hospital runs the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, and is the top-ranked hospital on this year’s U.S. News and World Report‘s “Best Hospitals” list. The center will train a deep neural network using Mass General’s vast stores of phenotypic, genetics, and imaging data. The hospital has a database containing some 10 billion medical images.

To do this, it will use the Nvidia DGX-1 — a supercomputer designed for AI applications.

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