Artificial Intelligence is the Next Medical Breakthrough

by Angela Guess Jessica Hall recently wrote in Extreme Tech, “Over the last few decades, medical research has shifted from treating transient illnesses to curing long-term disease. This work, which built on the efforts of men like Lister, Pasteur, and Salk, has been slow and difficult, with many promising drugs and treatments ultimately failing their clinical trials. The heyday of antibiotics is waning, but we still have designs on eradicating disease. What’s next? I think it’s artificial intelligence. AI stands poised to act as a force multiplier across every field of medicine, because rather than being useful against one kind of ailment – like antibiotics or radiation – AI can work alongside humans to make better decisions in the day-to-day, regardless of what the use case might be.” Hall goes…


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