On Monday, June 22, machine learning experts from Microsoft and clinical from BWH came together to brainstorm about how machine learning can impact and improve health care at the BWH Innovation Hub’s “Idea lab with Microsoft” event. Clinicians shared insights into some of the most pressing clinical challenges in a variety of areas, including population health management, the analysis of electronic medical records and the development of 3D printing for use in health care. Experts from Microsoft shared information on the growing field of machine learning, which uses software and algorithms to sift through human language, helps humans find patterns hidden in vast amounts of data and can “learn” from errors to lead to improved performance.

Audience members and those following along on Twitter shared photos and tweets from the event. Some highlights below: