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'AI Has an Answer to the Opioid Crisis' by Joel White

Joel White writes the following for Inside Sources:

Artificial intelligence—or AI—is quickly affecting every facet of our lives. …

What if we could bring this same disruptive force to bear in the fight against the devastating opioid epidemic, which continues to claim 130 lives each day in the United States alone?

Earlier this year, the Journal of the American Medical Association released findings showing that machine learning—a type of AI—is actually better at predicting patients’ risk of an opioid overdose than other methods currently in use.

The study showed that machine-learning-based algorithms could better avoid targeting patients who were not truly at risk of misuse. …

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