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Mayo Clinic And AI Startup Cerebras Systems Tie-up To Enhance Healthcare!

By TD NewsDesk

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Updated on Tue, Jan 9, 2024

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It’s no surprise that artificial intelligence (AI) is finding applications in almost every industry – whether it’s education, sports, production or travel and tourism.

One of the industries that has benefited the most from AI includes the healthcare industry.

In fact, this use case is pulling in Big Tech companies like Google, Meta and other giants as well as interest from governments, in addition to leading names in the sector.

Keeping to this trend, non-profit organization Mayo Clinic is pairing with AI startup Cerebras Systems to use AI to enhance its healthcare efforts.

So, what are the two companies doing? Let’s explore!

What Is The Mayo Clinic And Cerebras Tie-up About?

  • Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization that serves over 1.3 million patients across the US and around 130 countries globally, is tying-up with Silicon Valley-based AI startup Cerebras Systems.

  • “Transforming healthcare: Harnessing the power of AI by integrating DNA insights for accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans” was the opening line of the release announcing the tie-up.

  • Essentially, Mayo Clinic will use computing chips and systems provided by Cerebras to analyze anonymized medical records and data collected over decades to develop its own AI models.

  • According to Dr. Matthew Callstrom from Mayo Clinic, some of these models will read and generate text, which will be used for various purposes including summarizing important parts of lengthy medical records. Some models will process images for patterns that may have been overlooked by trained medical experts or analyze genome data.

  • However, these systems will not make medical decisions by themselves, leaving the decision-making to medical professionals.

  • Speaking about the need for the move, Dr. Callstrom said, “How do you make the right decision for each patient? You have to weigh all those factors, you have to have a lot of experience. That's where AI comes in to start to augment that.”

  • Ahead of this, Callstrom mentioned that Mayo hasn’t yet finalized what the charge for the AI technology would be. However, the organization plans to integrate the outcome into its Mayo Clinic Platform, which is a data network that is also used by the Mercy health care system in the US and others around the world.

  • Cerebras’s Andrew Feldman mentioned the tie-up was a "multi-million-dollar" agreement spanning several years.

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What Did Stakeholders Say About The Partnership?

  • Andrew Feldman, the CEO and Co-founder of Cerebras, said, “With its recognized leadership in delivering medical outcomes, we are uniquely positioned to combine AI and medicine. The state-of-the-art AI models we are developing together will work alongside doctors to help with patient diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome estimation.”

  • Matthew Callstrom (MD, PhD), Medical Director for Strategy, Chair - Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic, said, “Mayo Clinic selected Cerebras as its first generative AI collaborator for its large-scale, domain-specific AI expertise to accelerate breakthrough insights for the benefit of patients.”

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What Else Is Mayo Clinic Doing?

  • Mayo Clinic’s collaborative ecosystem for healthcare innovation, Mayo Clinic Platform, announced that it is partnering with Techcyte, a world leader in AI-based digital pathology, to enhance the global landscape of pathology by creating a digital pathology platform.

  • According to the announcement, the platform will pioneer an “open, end-to-end, AI driven solution to advance treatments, enhance efficiency and accuracy, and provide worldwide access to industry-leading pathology services.”

  • Furthermore, it will enable healthcare organizations worldwide to “digitize their pathology practices and use innovative technical and AI workflow solutions.”

  • According to John Halamka, (MD), President of Mayo Clinic Platform, “Our collaboration with Techcyte will produce a global digital pathology platform, bringing together privacy-protected data sources, solution developers, and caregivers.”

  • Ben Cahoon, CEO of Techcyte, said, “This will be the only platform in the world that unites clinical and anatomic pathology into one solution that improves the lives of pathologists, their clinical colleagues, and the patients they serve."

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Do you think this move will inspire other healthcare organizations to partner with AI providers? Will we see more personalized medical services with the adoption of AI in the healthcare sector?

Let us know in the comments below!

First published on Tue, Jan 9, 2024

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