Dr. Eric Topol is the editor in chief of Medscape. He is a Cardiologist and a Geneticist with an interest in how technology affects health.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.
AI has become the buzz word in medicine, computer science, and engineering. Machine learning, in artificial intelligence the discipline concerned with the implementation of computer software that can learn autonomously.
In his latest book, ‘Deep Medicine’ Dr. Topol describes how medicine is broken today and how artificial intelligence can help make healthcare human again. Listen to this 5-minute video clip by Dr. Topol that describes what Deep Medicine is, LINK.
In an interview with The Guardian, Dr Topol was asked about the review report he did for the NHS-UK. LINK
You were commissioned by Jeremy Hunt in 2018 to carry out a review of how the NHS workforce will need to change “to deliver a digital future”. What was the biggest change you recommended?
I think the biggest change was to try and accelerate the incorporation of AI to give the gift of time – to get back the patient-doctor relationship that we all were a part of 30, 40-plus years ago. There is a new, unprecedented opportunity to seize this and restore the care in healthcare that has been largely lost.
Eric Topol is an American cardiologist and geneticist – among his many roles he is founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California. He has previously published two books on the potential for big data and tech to transform medicine, with his third, Deep Medicine, looking at the role that artificial intelligence might play. He has served on the advisory boards of many healthcare companies, and last year published a report into how the NHS needs to change if it is to embrace digital advances. (The Guardian)
How AI will liberate doctors from keyboards and basements | Eric Topol
But what is a Neural Network? | Deep learning, chapter 1 LINK
Watch this 3-minute video of how a colony of small ‘insect-robots’ learn to look for cheese LINK.