Machine learning.

Hospitals and healthcare.

The word “limitless” gets bandied about a bit when those ideas began to roil and coalesce, with ideas floated that relate to everything from predictive analytics and diagnoses to monitoring devices and health apps.

Turns out it’s kind of a big—or at least growing—thing.

Hospitals have a head start because they already have tons of big data—medical records, decades of procedures and more patients through the door every day.