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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Today’s Decisions Deserve Tomorrow’s Insights

FROM BIG DATA TO AI

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Today’s Decisions Deserve Tomorrow’s Insights

Dr Terry Sweeney PhD, CMG - Managing Director, IBM Watson Health 

 
The vast majority of data that exists today was only created in the last two years. By next year, healthcare data will double every 73 days. Data is the new oil. This growing body of data may hold the answers to some of the worlds most pressing health challenges, and could be the key to us living healthier lives. The sheer volume and variety of data can be overwhelming to most organisations' ability to make sense of it; the modern day paradox of too much data and too little insight.
 
Technology is changing the world. The pace of innovation in technology can be dizzying, but new technology such as AI and Machine Learning can gain insights from the data that humans alone cannot. In healthcare, we are using this technology to augment human intelligence, not replace it. A new partnership between humanity and technology will revolutionise industries. In healthcare, AI will help to achieve remarkable outcomes, accelerate discovery, unearth essential connections and heighten the confidence in the decisions we make.