Artificial intelligence is coming to the healthcare industry, and with it the promise of more accurate imaging interpretation, earlier detection of disease, and ultimately improved prognoses. This episode focuses on the amazing progress being made in training algorithms to detect vision and neurological disorders. Voxeleron Principal Scientists, Jonathan Oakley and Daniel Russakoff, provide an eye-opening look at how the technology is developing.
Text therapy and virtual clinicians are becoming more prevalent, delivering treatment in new, easier-to-access ways.
“The analogy I like to use is that of a blood pressure test,” explained Dr. Thomas Sawyer, chief operating officer at Cognetivity, a healthcare startup building an AI-powered test to detect the early signs of dementia.
Today, the possibility exists for people to achieve what scientists like Alex Zhavoronkov call “extreme longevity,” an age where people who pop off at 100 are mourned for dying too young.
White coat hackers demonstrated they could make changes to blood test results and thus could cause care providers to unknowingly deliver fatal treatments in seemingly routine examinations.
Rather than providing basic information through a standard blood-pressure cuff or skin monitor, ultrasound-powered readings give doctors far more information, such as what arteries are doing and how fast blood is moving.