8 December 2017

Wild Health: Is AI making headway in medicine?


AI has crept into many areas of medicine already, says Professor Enrico Coiera, the director at the Centre for Health Informatics at Macquarie University’s Australian Insititute of Health Innovation.

“AI has been with us for 20 years or more,” Professor Coiera told The Medical Republic at the Wild Health Summit.

“We don’t even know that behind the scenes we’ve got intelligence algorithms doing everything from interpreting our blood tests [to] helping radiologists look at CT scans,” he said.

“The technology for making diagnoses, looking at large datasets – that is actually bread and butter already and it is simply not noticed, it’s in the background.”

Enrico and other great speakers and panelists will be back for Wild Health No 2 in Melbourne on April 17. Information and early bird tickets HERE