Ahead of joining us at Intelligent Health 2022 (7-8 September, Basel, Switzerland), we asked Aloys Rukundo, Founder and CEO of Hellomed his thoughts on the future of AI in healthcare.
If you could solve any global health problem in the world with AI, what would it be?
Presuming that was solved, what would your second choice be?
Providing regular and timely screenings of NCDs to people in Rwanda and Sub-Sahara in general. 59% of cases in Rwanda are NCDs or NCDs related. Its actually becoming a pandemic.
How do you think Ai will make its biggest mark in healthcare in the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
What excites you most about the application of AI in healthcare?
The enormous possibilities. It excites me when I imagine the potential of AI in addressing health care issues like the ones I have mentioned, like accessibility, prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis etc.
What’s your biggest fear in relation to the application of AI in the health/medicine field?
Well! I really have no idea about this. But what I know is what generally a patients is thinking and it is simply "I want to get health care and now" anything that addresses this is welcome. Social human contact has been on the decline anyways due social behaviours like social media, phones, computers etc.
What does AI mean for the skill requirements of health professionals? How will it change?
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