News Roundup, Eyes on AI, Don’t Treat Me Wrong, & Back in the Day

News Roundup, Eyes on AI, Don’t Treat Me Wrong, & Back in the Day

News Roundup, Eyes on AI, Don’t Treat Me Wrong, & Back in the Day 2011 1491 AEPC Health

AI: Yesterday’s Vision, Today’s Reality

Once considered the stuff of sci-fi novels and movies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved beyond imagination. Its sudden prominence may surprise those not deeply immersed in the field. How did such a complex concept suddenly take center stage?

Before the Boom: AI’s Quiet Origins
In the 1950s, visionaries like Alan Turing and John McCarthy laid AI’s groundwork, imagining intelligent machines. The 1960s and 1970s saw early AI programs develop, setting the stage for future advancements. However, the 1980s and much of 1990s brought disappointment with unrealized promises, leading to a decline in AI research and investment.

Quiet No More 
Fast forward to the late 1990s and early 2000s, where computing power met data explosion. This enabled the development of deep learning – a  form of machine learning that mimics the way the human brain processes information. Suddenly, AI systems could learn directly from data, leading to remarkable achievements in image recognition, language translation, and autonomous driving.

The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented AI boom, with AI technologies becoming part of our everyday lives. From virtual assistants on our smartphones to personalized recommendations on streaming platforms, AI is no longer science fiction.

AI: The Future Rx for Healthcare?
AI is revolutionizing healthcare by leveraging advanced algorithms to analyze vast amounts of medical data and assist clinicians in various aspects of patient care. One of the most significant roles of AI in healthcare is in medical imaging, where AI algorithms can analyze images such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans with remarkable speed and accuracy.

AI also plays a crucial role in predictive analytics, where it can identify patterns in patient data to predict disease progression, treatment outcomes, and potential health risks. Additionally, AI is  being used to reduce  administrative burdens such as medical record keeping and billing.

However, ethical and regulatory concerns, such as patient privacy and algorithm bias, must be addressed for responsible AI use in healthcare, reminding us that progress comes with responsibilities. Check out Eyes on AI for more on AI in healthcare!

Happy Reading!

Suzanne Daniels

  • News Roundup: current healthcare news, including Hep cases fall, ACA plan switches, ADHD drug shortage.
  • Eyes on AI: FDA approves AI sepsis tool, what if doctor gets bad AI advice and AI & medical records.
  • Don’t Treat Me Wrong: the failed TMJ treatments, preventing chemo drug overdose and women disrespected during childbirth.
  • Back in the Day: including my personal favorite, Why Debutantes Volunteered to Be Horse-Riding Couriers!

Enjoy the weekend!

Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
AEPC President
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
Email: [email protected]

News you can trust

Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

Our website uses cookies, mainly from 3rd party services. Define your Privacy Preferences and/or agree to our use of cookies.