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How AI is disrupting traditional health care

Now coming to a mall, gym or office building near you: A self-contained doctor's office, powered by artificial intelligence, where you — the patient — draw your own blood and take your own vitals.

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    The big picture

    A company called Forward is installing CarePods around the country, with the hope that people will visit them regularly for preventative care and specific concerns.

    New AI-powered doctor's office allows patients to draw blood, take vitals

    New AI-powered doctor's office allows patients to draw blood, take vitals

    You can do a biometric body scan, have your DNA sequenced, and test for hypertension, kidney disease and heart issues, among other things.

    Between the lines

    The traditional annual checkup is being disrupted in various tech-heavy ways, from telehealth to concierge medicine to the CarePod, a DIY health clinic-in-a-box.

    Go deeper

    The health field is generating some of the most exciting artificial intelligence innovation, but AI can also weaponize modern medicine against the same people it sets out to cure.

    Medical AI's weaponization

    Medical AI's weaponization

    Machine learning can bring us cancer diagnoses with greater speed and precision than any individual doctor — but it could also bring us another pandemic at the hands of a relatively low-skilled programmer.

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