This IDC Perspective provides initial analyst insights on Medidata's new Acorn AI platform. As an analytics overlay spanning the entire Medidata life science R&D platform ecosystem, Acorn AI aspires to deliver new actionable insights to help its clients efficiently solve current and future industry problems. The platform is augmented by a team of data scientists and AI experts who are available to help create problem-specific analytics and reusable AI-based workflows to address never-before-asked questions.
"The ability to answer complex questions based on increasing access to new data from within (e.g., genomics and other '-omics' data) and outside of (e.g., EMR, patient generated, and social data) the industry will be key to future success. The ability to effectively and routinely leverage cutting-edge analytics and AI tools on the bleeding edge will be core to differentiating winners from the also-rans in this industry," said Alan S. Louie, research director, Life Sciences, IDC Health Insights.