Could AI prevent the next pandemic?

Could AI prevent the next pandemic?

A.I. Meets World

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 From detecting breast cancer in x-ray scans, to predicting emergency room volumes, to alerting governments to a potential pandemic, AI has become a critical tool in the healthcare industry. But how reliable is this technology, and how much should we depend on it when human lives are at risk?                Avery speaks with Microsoft's Chief Data Analytics Officer, John Kahan on whether the field of medicine can safely keep pace with the speed of technological innovation, and then talks with the Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director of Information and Technology at Toronto's St. Michael's hospital, Dr. Alun Ackery on how AI is being used day to day in a hospital setting.   
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 From detecting breast cancer in x-ray scans, to predicting emergency room volumes, to alerting governments to a potential pandemic, AI has become a critical tool in the healthcare industry. But how reliable is this technology, and how much should we depend on it when human lives are at risk?                Avery speaks with Microsoft's Chief Data Analytics Officer, John Kahan on whether the field of medicine can safely keep pace with the speed of technological innovation, and then talks with the Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director of Information and Technology at Toronto's St. Michael's hospital, Dr. Alun Ackery on how AI is being used day to day in a hospital setting.   
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