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Amazon Gives AI to Harvard Hospital in Tech’s Latest Health Push

  • Project boosts medical center’s operating room capacity by 30%
  • Health industry’s inefficiencies create opportunity for tech
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Alexa won’t be replacing doctors anytime soon, but Amazon says artificial intelligence can help hospitals become more efficient.

The internet giant said Monday that its Amazon Web Services unit is working with a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital in Boston to test how AI can simplify medical care. It’s the latest sign of powerhouse tech companies like Amazon and Google deepening their reach into America’s $3.5 trillion health-care market.