Artificial intelligence is assisting us in living longer lives

You may have heard in the news that AI can now identify cancer and is more accurate than a doctor or a person at doing so.

Expert radiologists may not be able to detect breast cancer as well as Google’s artificial intelligence system. According to some assessments, it is more effective than doctors at detecting cancer.

How’s that for boosting productivity?

This is, without a doubt, a huge step forward. The nice part is that AI technology is being used in other areas of healthcare as well.

Consider this: it can reduce the number of times you need to visit your local doctor or hospital, it eliminates the risk of human error, it can determine where cancer is located and at what stage, and, thanks to machine learning, it will be able to detect it even faster in new patients in the future.

While it’s excellent that AI can assist uncover problems or patterns, such as in the case of cancer, AI can’t deliver solutions in and of itself; we still need to produce vaccines and test them on humans to guarantee they work.

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Using the healthcare business as an example, I’m not saying AI won’t be able to find a cure for diseases or infections, but I don’t think it will be able to eliminate the need for people anytime soon.

As previously stated, AI lacks creativity, which is a crucial component of human genius that enabled us to develop technology in the first place.

Then there’s the fact that when technology uncovers new areas for thinking in all industries, not just healthcare, the need for more human research grows, and more positions open up to review that data, act on it, lead a new development team, and so on.

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If you read the news on the NHS, you’ll notice that they’re not aiming to reduce the amount of employees they hire for hospitals across the United Kingdom; instead, they’re focusing on getting more individuals qualified and into a career with them.

By being able to run simulations of mixed components, come up with bioengineering hacks, and faster ways to evaluate if a treatment is beneficial or not, AI will likely lead to rapid progress and development, which is all exciting and promising for prolonging human life.

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