«AI is on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. It can play an even bigger role in healthcare afterward.«

«The Covid-19 pandemic put most of the world on pause for a year. Still, there is cause for optimism.

By Christmas 2020, multiple vaccine candidates were cleared for use or are at Phase 3 trials. Our ability to detect and treat the virus has improved significantly since the early days of the pandemic.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has played a major role in combating the pandemic. While AI is not a silver bullet, researchers have used AI to extract better, faster insights from medical data. This has led to quicker vaccine development and the promise of better future treatments.

What’s next for AI and healthcare after the pandemic?We will quickly move towards better disease prediction, drug discovery, remote diagnosis, clinical data insights, and hospital management.

The pandemic has proved that AI is powerful when applied to medical and clinical data. Now, it’s a question of which countries and healthcare systems will capitalize on these tools to improve quality of life and prevent the next pandemic.»

Article written by Raj Shroff