Hype and fears surround artificial intelligence taking jobs in healthcare. Will it render physicians obsolete? Will it replace the majority of medical professionals? The Medical Futurist decided to set things straight. Here are five fundamental reasons why A.I. won’t replace doctors and never will.
What if healthcare worked as an unseeable fairy mother with a swarm of digital helpers? In the background, many digital tools, smart algorithms, health trackers and wearables would work for your well-being discreetly, you could be sure that you are taken care of, but you would only sense that on rare occasions. How would you […]
Will you smell the robot in the room? Might documentaries explore the situation of bioprinted human organ transplantations on the black market? Will virtual reality cause a worldwide obesity epidemic? The Medical Futurist shares the weirdest ideas about how healthcare might look a hundred years from now. Or even further down the road. Let’s peek into […]
Pathology is the motor that drives healthcare to understand diseases. While it does the job via the same methods as it did for the last 150 years, it’s time to change. Digital technologies could push the field into becoming more efficient and more scalable. They could transform the job of pathologists into a more creative and data-driven profession while allowing patients to receive diagnoses faster and more accurately. Let’s see what the digital future of pathology looks like!
Mm-hmm, that’s right, Google just stunned the world at I/O 2018 with the new feature of its Google Assistant. CEO, Sundar Pichai replayed an astonishingly natural-sounding conversation recording on stage which he said was a real dialogue between the colleague of a hair salon and the A.I. making an appointment. In a couple of years, it will be common to make doctors’ appointments through A.I. assistants and health chatbots; while our prearranged meeting will be noted down in an electronic calendar by another algorithm. The age of talking algorithms is here!
There is only one thing The Medical Futurist loves more than speaking about the future of healthcare: to respond to provocative questions. What comes after the wearable sensor revolution? Can an algorithm diagnose better than a doctor? What makes someone a cyborg? Will we be able to read or transmit thoughts? Medical professionals, industry experts, young entrepreneurs, students, and patients had raised more than a thousand questions over the last decade after the keynotes – one is better than the other. Now you can read the 40 most exciting ones collected in an e-book.
Few people know how important microorganisms living in our bodies are. They not only keep us company but influence our weight, our behavior, even our mood. The revolution in genetic testing also brought the era of microbiome testing upon us, which could help improve our digestive system as well as our overall health. There are already several companies, which offer you a microbiome test, Thryve is one of them. Let’s see how their test performed!