AI Technology Might Determine Our Medical Future

Where are advances in AI being made, and what will they bring?

Dr. Patricia Farrell

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Hang up that oh-so-sophisticated digital stethoscope in a backroom closet. Cover the EKG machine and roll it away. A new day of artificial intelligence is here for medical practices everywhere.

Medical offices, in too many cases, are as outdated as the rolltop desk. Old stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs (sphygmomanometer) inflated by hand, and tongue depressors speak of an age left in the dust by medical science.

New age, algorithm-based healthcare is forcing a reconceptualization of medicine in all its entirety and opening new research and treatment vistas unimagined previously.

Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek, the father of modern microbiology, would have been delighted.

Today, we seek care based on rapid, accurate diagnosis and treatment based on medical breakthroughs brought about by algorithms. In some instances, a cancer diagnosis can be made within seconds by an AI algorithm.

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Who Will Benefit?

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Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a psychologist, consultant, author, interested in flash fiction writing (http://bitly.ws/S94e), and health.