How artificial intelligence uses chaos theory to predict death

It can pick up a flutter of the proverbial butterfly’s wing in a patient’s long medical history that can lead to subsequent seismic shifts in their health

How does artificial intelligence make its decisions? What is the nature of its rational thought?

AI death prediction

It’s a question that bamboozles even developers. The unknowable nature of artificial intelligence (AI) has led to its decision-making processes being called ‘the black box’.

You feed it masses of data, somehow it learns and out come the predictions.

A new study in Lancet Digital Health has found that AI can predict in-hospital, 30-day and 90-day mortality for ICU admissions with greater accuracy than even the best formulas

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