By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Artificial intelligence, or AI, is starting to have an impact on medicine and everyday life.
Pediatricians and family physicians are learning that artificial intelligence can identify and distinguish between regular crying signals and cries in distress for a baby.
This is certainly helpful at home, but many parents will tell you that they rapidly learn the various cries of their babies.
However, a more immediate use could be in hospital settings where doctors and nurses may be helped to identify the cries of the sickest children.
The scientists involved in creating this tool say they have developed a specific algorithm based on automatic speech recognition.
The next step is to design studies based on this information.