Ahead of her Panel Discussion in Harnessing Virtual Health & Care solutions to transform population health and equity at Intelligent Health 2022 (7-8 September, Basel, Switzerland), we asked Caroline Perrin, Executive Director at University of Geneva her 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?
If I could solve any global health problem in the world with AI it would be NCDs because they account for more than 70% of all deaths annually.
Presuming that was solved, what would your second choice be?
I would solve my biggest concern for global public health in the future: climate change, as it affects so many aspects of life, with catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.
What excites you most about the application of AI in healthcare?
The potential of AI to reduce inequities in healthcare and promote equitable access to care.
What’s your biggest fear in relation to the application of AI in the health/medicine field?
What does AI mean for the skill requirements of health professionals? How will it change?
The Intelligent Health team