According to a March perspective piece by three Stanford researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine, while there is tremendous potential for machine learning to aid in expanded electronic records, efficient data-mining and health monitoring, there are also relevant challenges that may hinder the efficacy of machine learning systems in medical practice.
“Stanford Analytica” trended on social media Tuesday afternoon as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress on the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach and fielded questions about data mining startup Palantir. But what does Stanford or Palantir have to do with Facebook’s data disaster?
Researchers from Stanford’s School of Engineering have launched a database project funded by the Knight Foundation that aims to address confrontations between police and minority communities in the Unites States.
At the School of Medicine’s Big Data in BioMedicine Conference last week, academic and industry leaders came together to speak about the role of big data analysis in tackling unanswered questions about world health. Speakers represented a range of companies and organizations including Google, Genentech, Intel and the White House.