By harnessing mountains of data, creating algorithms and tapping computer intelligence, humans are empowering computers to do a lot of what humans do, including providing healthcare. It appears, computers already might do a better job than humans in some aspects of medicine, including diagnosing melanoma and interpreting medical imaging tests.
Antiaging and other areas of health and wellness are among the targets of the fast-growing artificial intelligence, or AI, industry, which could be a game changer in nearly every aspect of human existence, including how long and how well people live, and how they receive medical care.
“Specifically in the field of dermatology, there are more advances than in most other fields of biomedicine. Because …with dermatology, you can actually validate the predictions of your algorithms with your own eyes,” says Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., CEO of the AI company Insilico Medicine. “We have already seen, in the last year, AI systems outperforming some of the really top doctors in the diagnosis of melanoma.”