Julie Shah and MIT CSAIL colleagues have developed a robot to assist labor nurses. The AI driven assistant learns how the unit works from people, and is then able to make care recommendations, including scheduling and patient movement.
Labor nurses attempt to predict the arrival and length of labor, and which patients will require a C-section. A smart robot, who has observed thousands of these decisions, could be a useful resource. Whether a machine can replace human judgment in stressful situations must still be proven.
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