Summary: Artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning will continue to shape health care for years to come
Original author and publication date: Erich Martin – July 9, 2021
Futurizonte Editor’s Note: The future of health care depends on technology. Are we (humans) turning into cyborgs? Probably so.
From the article:
Artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning will continue to shape health care for years to come, Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, said at the Octane Ophthalmology Technology Summit.
“We would never have had the capability to understand the COVID-19 genome without the data science. It gave us, frankly, the computer power to understand what that looks like,” Gorsky said in an interview with Jim Mazzo, president and CEO of Avellino.
Powerful AI gave Johnson & Johnson better capabilities to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and then plan clinical trials with the sites that would offer beneficial insights into safety and efficacy, Gorsky said.
When asked about the ongoing role of advancing technology, including AI, in health care and ophthalmology, Gorsky predicted a fundamentally changing landscape moving forward.
“I think the health care landscape is going to be fundamentally changed in so many ways by the addition not only of artificial intelligence but of data science and connectivity of so many of these emerging fields becoming more and more ubiquitous across everything that we do,” Gorsky said.
The introduction of data science and AI has the potential to change not only the landscape but also the way ophthalmologists handle patient care.
“Whether it’s AI, machine learning, connectivity, data science — all can be incorporated into fundamental tasks that I am sure many of the people listening do every day or certainly will be doing every day in the future,” Gorsky said.