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Apple hiring machine learning scientist for early disease detection


(Image by Ming Yeung/Getty Images) Apple is hiring a machine learning scientist to develop “cutting-edge” algorithms for early detection of certain diseases or disease conditions, according to a job posting published to the company’s website earlier this month.

“There is a tremendous opportunity to improve how people manage their health. Apple is looking for exceptional data scientists to help deliver amazing experiences that will address this need in meaningful ways,” reads the posting .

Apple did not respond to requests for more details.


First spotted by STAT health tech reporter Katie Palmer , the posting describes collaborating with software engineers and clinicians to implement strategies to collect “clinical gold-standard and observational data from users.”

The job will also involve creating tools to cleanse and efficiently annotate data, as well as analyzing large-scale data sets to detect features that best capture the desired relationship between observation and outcome.”Finally, you will design and develop ML models with the goal of deploying these models onto the mobile device,” reads the posting. Proficiency in deep learning and distributed computing systems is listed as a plus.The opportunity represents yet another foray from big tech into the health sphere. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that […]

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