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Diagnosing diseases with big data

08/01/2018

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It does not matter if we want to or not: Nowadays, we exist in many different computer systems as representations through our data.

Algorithms in medicine: Learning from data

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Our data becomes really useful for medicine only when it is digitized, cosolidated and structured in a way algorithms can use it.

Different data sources depict a more accurate picture

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Access to different data sources creates a clearer image of us and our health's development. On the downside, data processing by humans and algorithms becomes much more complex.

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