The future of healthcare will be driven by Artificial Intelligence.
The technological capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are far greater than most people think. We’re already seeing AI replace blue collar jobs like manufacturing, but many people are unaware that AI is also disrupting highly skilled jobs — especially in healthcare.
Surgeons, physicians, and researchers can spend over 10 years in school to prepare for their careers, however, students currently enrolled in these programs may graduate into a completely different world where their skills and knowledge may be obsolete due to AI.
Here are 6 examples of how AI is being applied in healthcare:
- Cancer Detection
2. Mental Illness Detection
3. Drawing Blood
4. Autonomous Surgery
5. Dermatologist-Level Skin Cancer Classification
6. Detecting and Diagnosing Arrhythmia
New technologies leveraging machine learning and computer vision are proving to be more effective, cheaper, and accessible than ever before.
Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the world and arguably one of the most important. If we can lower healthcare costs while increasing effectiveness and accessibility using AI, then you can bet that it’s going to happen. As the proliferation of AI-based healthcare solutions increase, the need for people in those roles will decrease.
It’s important for universities, parents, and students to understand the implications of how AI will impact the future of work in healthcare. My personal advice to those entering healthcare is: educate yourself on emerging technologies and understand how you can use these tools to advance your field.
Those in healthcare who understand technology, including AI and programming, will pioneer the future.
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