We spoke to Max Welling, Vice President Technologies, Qualcomm & Research Chair, Machine Learning, University of Amsterdam. Max gave us his thoughts on AI in medicine ahead of his presentation on Deep learning for health data at Intelligent Health Inspired (25 – 27 May 2020), the world's largest online summit dedicated to AI in medicine.
Q: What excites you most about the application of AI in healthcare?
The enormous potential to improve healthcare services.
Q: What’s your biggest fear about the application of AI in health/medicine?
That physicians will not adopt it because they are too conservative & afraid.
Q: How do you think AI will make its biggest mark in healthcare in the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Privacy preserving distributed (aka federated) learning on the enormous amounts of healthcare data. Automated diagnosis and treatment planning.
Q: How do you think AI will change human contact in healthcare?
More telemedicine, perhaps with virtual reality at some point.
Q: What does AI mean for the skill requirements of health professionals? How will it change?
They need to learn more datascience skills.
Q: Which 2 people do you admire most in the world of AI?
Geoffrey Hinton, Yee Whye Teh
Max Welling will speak at Intelligent Health Inspired (25 – 27 May 2020), the world's largest online summit dedicated to AI in medicine. Join Max and the global AI and healthcare community to create a future where AI will revolutionize health and #saveliveswithai
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