AI & Health

My day job involves thinking about and researching the way IT and healthcare can be combined. Within that field, AI is an interesting tool where we see a lot of development lately.

A very recent development is the news about AI being used in South-Korea to fight COVID-19.

While this article mainly focuses on the positive, there are others that look less favourably at the way this is progressing. I believe the truth lies somewhere in the middle. As a security officer for my employer, focussing on information security in our healthcare organisation, I am inclined to view developments like this with healthy scepticism. However, I can’t deny that AI can be very helpful to quickly look through enormous amounts of data (which in its essence is what is being done here).

I don’t claim to have all the answers, I will follow this with a lot of interest, both personally and professionally and hope to see results from this experiment in the near future.

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