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Healthcare Analytics Tackle Multiple Challenges
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Re: healthcare
  • 5/29/2017 7:52:19 PM
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@  T. Sweeney:  Indeed A.I. marketing is akin to those magic health tonics of yesterday that promised everyone the world including regrowing hair on their heads.  

I think it would be more helpful to look at the types of problems A.I. has or is helping to solve already to determine what type of problems it can solve in the future.

 

Re: healthcare
  • 5/29/2017 6:37:45 PM
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Anything that gives us more insight and leverage against cancer and other diseases is great; no reason to doubt AI and machine learning will deliver here.

What I'm pushing back against is the way AI/Ml are being written about these days as magic bullets or savior style technologies, without much substantiation. In the absence of facts, I'd even settle for expert opinions from qualified sources. But what we end up with is some version of "There's lots of potential with AI/ML in industry sector X."

The first time that gets pronounced is fine, the 40th time, not so much.

Re: healthcare
  • 5/29/2017 5:19:00 PM
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@ T-Sweeney -  There is a saying that goes something like "The future will neither be as bleak or wonderful as predicted."    It seems to be a default of life that when one problem is solved more will come up.  That also applies to diseases.

 Cancer is very adaptive and a tumor in one patient can be very different than one in another patient and both can react very differently to medication even if it is the same type of cancer.

Also we tend to think of cancer types as related to the body location.  However on a molecular level is where we find the real type.

I suspect that at least in the near future rather than cure cancer we will learn to live with it.

Re: healthcare
  • 5/6/2017 3:52:47 PM
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Is the assumption here that since healthcare is an early adopter of AI that other industry sectors will also need AI and be able to derive many of the same breakthroughs and benefits? Seems like we're also assuming, then, that AI is going be a big game-changer for healthcare, which may or may not be true.

Re: healthcare
  • 5/1/2017 2:48:25 PM
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I fully agree. This is a space where analytices will have huge impact.

healthcare
  • 5/1/2017 1:47:32 PM
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It's a very important issue. When it comes to healthcare, analytics really could mean the difference between life and death.



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