Machine learning: is it ready for the intensive care unit?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have the potential to revolutionize workflows in the intensive care unit (ICU).

According to Dr Nils Schweingruber of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, several challenges must be met before ML models can be applied in the ICU: algorithms must be able to integrate complex and heterogenous data in real time, and the output must be easily interpretable.