Done right, machine learning could transform treatment and diagnosis for patients worldwide Related Beam pursued a doctorate in informatics and now develops data-driven models that improve decision-making in health care. He works to create artificial intelligence systems capable of sifting and interpreting the avalanche of data that has been spawned by research in a variety of clinical specialties over the past 20 years.Recent research has demonstrated that big data can inform diagnostic algorithms that perform as well as — in some cases, better than — physicians. Some forecast that artificial intelligence will help alleviate clinician shortages while also improving access to diagnostic care for people living in remote or underserved geographic areas.“The success of our proto-med student project would be a sort of milestone marker for research that applies AI to medical information,” says Beam. “I also think there are some natural translational opportunities for a system that can answer general medical questions. It could be used as either a clinical physician-support tool or maybe even a type of patient-facing tool.“I think this could have tremendous application in either the developing world or parts of the United States where health care services are not readily available,” he adds. “It’s not about AI versus M.D., but M.D. enhanced by AI.”This article originally appeared in Harvard Medicine magazine.Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Andrew Beam plans to test his algorithm on next year’s Step 1 examination. This statement is incorrect and the algorithm will not take the actual USMLE. Current live USMLE content is not available for the type of research described in the article. Instead, the algorithm will be assessed on historical questions and additional questions from test prep companies. You’re a first-year medical student and Step 1 of three U.S. Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) looms. Study drills include everything from anatomy to physiology, aging to immunology. You pore over test prep books, boil down medical texts to memorizable flashcards, and scour an electronic library of an estimated 20,000 of cards assembled by other med students over more than five years, and analyze its annotated sample exam questions.The new year dawns and with it comes the posting of the USMLE scores. You’ve earned a 272. You breathe a sigh of relief.At the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS, however, more studying is in order. Not by human students, but by a “proto-med student.”An algorithm.“We’ve been providing the algorithm with information that is increasingly complex, much like what a first-year medical student would face,” says Andrew Beam, a research associate in the department and leader of the team that’s been developing the artificial neural network. “We started by providing it with the content from basic science textbooks, moved to scientific literature, worked to increase its high-level vocabulary, introduced more targeted material, then started providing it with actual test prep material.“Like a medical student, artificial intelligence needs to begin with a broad foundation of knowledge so that it has a rough understanding of what the pieces are and a loose understanding of how they all fit together. If you just jump into the test prep material, everything looks random to the algorithm; it has no understanding of relationships. It has no context in which to make connections.”,Beam and his team are testing the algorithm on questions designed to assess a physician’s general biomedical knowledge which constitutes the basis of safe and effective patient care.Long term, the team hopes to evolve the network to achieve the diagnostic level of a fourth-year medical student, capable of analyzing clinical scenarios and applying clinical reasoning.Building proto students was not always Beam’s career goal. As an undergraduate computer science major, he had his sights on a career as a systems engineer in Silicon Valley. Then, in his junior year of college, he took a course in artificial intelligence.“It blew my mind,” Beam says. “It was the coolest thing — an awesome mix of philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. We pondered really fundamental questions about humanity and intelligence, everything to make an undergrad go, ‘Whoa, dude!’” Tapping the collective mind
Skates left the scene and the female victim called 911, they say. Skates was arrested a short time later when troopers located his vehicle on Elk Lake Drive. (WBNG) — Pennsylvania State Police at Honesdale responded to a 911 call on Martin Road in Browndale early Wednesday morning. Police allege that 29-year-old Jesse Lester Skates of Waymart, Pa. entered a residence by breaking a window. They say a female in the house was aowken by the breaking of the window. The male victim was transported to alocal hospital where he remains in intensive care. Despite theseriousness of his injuries, he is expected to survive. When investigating the noise, they say she saw the suspect enter with a rifle and she quickly returned to the bedroom to wake her male companion. Skates is being charged with attemptedhomicide, aggravated assault, burglary, and other charges. He will bearraigned at the Wayne County Courthouse. Skates followed her into the bedroom and after a brief argument, Skates shot a male victim in the face, police said. After a short battle, the rifle was broken and the suspect assaulted the male victim with a pocket knife, slashing his face.
(Image: Facebook)Melissa Tucker, Executive Director of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.The cost of the dinner is $35 per person, payable in advance, and is open to the public.The Chamber’s Annual “Oscar Night” is to celebrate our business community, award winners and board recognition. The dress will be business casual.The Distinguished Service Award (Jane Yorn), Distinguished Educator (Linda Ortman), Distinguished Community Volunteer (Carolyn Dieckmann) and the Distinguished Organization (Project T3) will all be honored that evening. There will also be a special recognition for Ivy Tech Chancellor Jim Helms.Tickets sell out quick, according to Tucker. For additional information, call the Chamber office at 934-3101 or check out our website at www.batesvillein.com.
#DawgPoundThe Odell promo is fittingly set to “O Fortuna” on 92.3 The Fan, only this is a different ode blaring across the airwaves.”The AFC North will never be the same now that OBJ will be wearing the colors of the Cleveland Browns.”This is the trade of a lifetime for a fan base that has been riddled with losing since the Browns’ return to the NFL in 1999. Carman and co-host Anthony Lima are taking turns asking ESPN analyst Damien Woody how this might not work. Other than saying, “There is only one ball,” Woody can’t find a substantial answer.”They’re explosive on every position on the depth chart,” Woody says. “For a fan base that loves football, it feels good to have the Browns back in the thick of things.”MORE: Timeline of Browns’ wild transformationQuarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, is developing into a franchise passer on an accelerated timetable. Jarvis Landry, last year’s big offseason get, was a college teammate of Beckham. The backfield features Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt (when and if the former Chiefs back returns from a probable suspension). The defense is padded with Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon on a unit built around Myles Garrett, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.The universal euphoria streams across both morning shows. Woody goes on to say what everybody is figuring out: The Browns will be the favorite in the AFC North in 2019.”Euphoria” is the word used most on the opening of “Browns Daily” show on later in the afternoon ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland. Browns senior media broadcaster Nathan Zegura and co-host Beau Bishop are wearing trademark Dorsey fleece sweatshirts. Bishop recounts the number of texts that poured into his phone when the news broke. He says his sons jumped on their bed in jubilation. He points out that Beckham has twice as many followers as Tom Brady on Instagram.Directly from #Browns GM John Dorsey’s closet. On loan for today from the man himself. Dont spill anything on them @BeauBishop @NathanZegura. pic.twitter.com/I0jhI8fv1B— Browns_Daily (@Browns_Daily) March 13, 2019″This is a global, superstar, rock-star who has been the best player at his position the last five years, and now he’s wearing orange and brown,” Bishop says.Zegura compares the event to Christmas and points back to the Steelers, who have lost Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown this offseason. Cleveland is on the other end of the spectrum this time.”This doesn’t happen with Antonio Brown torpedoing his value,” Zegura says. “I think the Giants got scared by that.”Bishop ends the first two segments with “Odell Beckham is a Cleveland Brown!”Laughter — the kind that only comes with amazement — follows both. When was the last time the Browns were the model of upward mobility and the Steelers and Giants were being roasted?MORE: What Beckham does for Browns’ offense#TBTRizzo tries to slow the hyperbole after recounting a Tuesday trip to the dentist during which the hygienist asked him if Beckham would be coming to Cleveland. A few hours later, it happened.”I am giddy,” Rizzo said. “I’ve got to slow my roll now. Lord knows we haven’t played the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals with this kind of firepower in 35 years. You’d have to go back to Slaughter, Brennan and Ozzie, Mack and Byner.”Cleveland fans can fill in the first names there.Browns radio play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan can, too. He points back to the 1986 season, when Marty Schottenheimer brought in offensive coordinator Lindy Infante to a team that featured Bernie Kosar and all those names Rizzo rattled off.”That ’86 season they went 12-4 and were the top seed in the AFC,” Infante said. “But that team did it differently.”MORE: New York tabloids react to OBJ tradeThat Browns team reached the AFC championship and lost to Denver. Cleveland came within one game of the Super Bowl three times in four years in that stretch. Are those days coming back?Carman points out how much inept football Donovan and Doug Dieken have called over the years and asks him to put into perspective what it means for young Browns fans who cannot recall 1986 and have only experienced losing seasons.”It’s going to be a revolution,” Donovan said. “It will be a happy revolution. There will be times when the week flies by, and you can’t wait for Sunday to come.”#SB54Donovan closes his segment with Carman and Lima by going where the Browns have never been. The intent of the Beckham trade is to take advantage of a window that has not been in Cleveland since the 1980s. That is the organizational message Dorsey and owner Jimmy Haslem have sent.”There is no room for baby steps at this point,” Donovan says. “Let’s go get it.”Donovan signs off, and Carman beams at what is to come.”To see him have really good football to call, he’s going to be a great,” Carman said. “I hope Doug and him have a lot of fun.”On the “Really Big Show,” Dino the trucker is next. He wants to solute Dorsey one more time. As far as he is concerned, it is a national holiday.”I just got off the oxygen, Riz,” Dion says to Rizzo. “I want to have a national wear a sweater for ‘The Dors’ in Cleveland.” Ken Carman, the morning host on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, did what any rational fan would do after hearing about the trade that delivered Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns on Tuesday night.He set off a bunch of fireworks in his driveway. By the afternoon, Bishop, Zegura and producer Jason Gibbs are fielding a run of “Where were you when Beckham was traded?” calls on the air. Browns fans call in with their stories about texting their friends who root for Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. They bring in The Miz, a professional wrestler from nearby Parma, for the 2 p.m. segment. A caller orders up Browns vs. Patriots in the Thursday-night NFL season opener.Jim in Akron is next. He talks about his grandma making cookies for the “Kardiac Kids” and the pain of “Red Right 88.””I’m telling all my buddies we need to start planning on being in Miami,” he said. ” I’m probably getting a little head of myself …”That is the location for Super Bowl 54. Bishop lets him play along before Zegura points out what happens if the Browns deliver the AFC North.”Is this city ready for a home playoff game?”MORE: Will OBJ get a contract restructure?Bishop and Zegura sign off a few minutes later, and Bishop reels off the star power that has rolled through Cleveland across three sports for a city that spent 52 years as the easiest punchline. LeBron James. Francisco Lindor. Baker Mayfield. Now, Odell Beckham, Jr.All of that is big, but a Browns Super Bowl would trump everything, and then some. I wasn’t joking about the fireworks. pic.twitter.com/pvldeqMWOm— Liz C (@lizzy297) March 13, 2019Yep, that’s him. You can hear him screaming, “Super Bowl! Super Browns! Hell yeah!”Carman is the real-life hashtag for all those texts Cleveland fans sent and received after news of the Beckham trade broke. They spent Wednesday telling the stories about those texts and what it means for a franchise that has morphed from an 0-16 laughingstock to a Super Bowl contender in less than 15 months.To understand that, all you need to do is listen to analysts and fans on Cleveland radio Wednesday. It was a four-stage process that circles back to Carman in the driveway — and with good reason.MORE: Grading OBJ trade for Browns, Giants#OMG it’s #OBJWhere were you when Beckham was traded to Cleveland? That is a question Browns fans will ask for years — for better or worse. The “Really Big Show,” hosted by Tony Rizzo, Aaron Goldhammer and Eric Wiliams on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland, takes a call from John in Strongsville.”I was in the shower,” John blurts out. “I haven’t stopped smiling. I’m in the shower. I live with my brother. My brother knocked on the door and screamed, ‘We got Odell!’ I get out of the shower. I had soap all over me. I couldn’t get off my phone for an hour.”This is the “I-can’t-believe-it” vibe that prevails the day after Browns general manager John Dorsey pulled off the trade. And it is accompanied by “I want more.”John finishes his story with what he and many Browns fans want next.”I cannot wait to play the Pittsburgh Steelers.” That explains why Carman lit off the fireworks in the driveway. It is the moment Cleveland wants now, and it was not a coincidence that it is how 92.3 The Fan signed off the morning show.”Super Bowl! Super Browns! Hell yeah!” Super Bowl.Super Browns.Hell Yea.— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) March 13, 2019Pin that tweet. Use whatever hash tag you want.