Machine-Learning Algorithms Can Help Health Care Litigation

Law360, New York (June 8, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT) -- Lisa B. Pinheiro

Jimmy Royer Machine-learning algorithms are ubiquitous these days. Technology giants like Netflix Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. use them to suggest items customers might like based on their past browsing. Scientists use them to identify gene mutations associated with treatment resistance or amenable to targeted drug therapy. And doctors use them for image classification, early disease detection and better treatment outcomes. These algorithms can improve quality of life and can even help save lives. But what are machine-learning algorithms and what is their potential role in health care litigation?

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