AI eavesdrop on phone call to pick cardiac arrest signs

Jan 15, 2018, 7:09 AM EST
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A startup, named Corti, has developed an AI system that swings into action when someone dials emergency number 112 in Denmark and secretly listens to the voice to spot signs of a possible cardiac arrest.

Human operators find it tricky to identify cardiac arrests over phone as distressed callers struggle to clearly communicate their condition, a challenge that artificial intelligence overcomes by analyzing the transcribed text, writes New Scientist.

A delay of few minutes could be the line between life and death in such emergencies, so roping in a technology that’s far better than humans at picking the symptoms of cardiac arrest may make a big difference.