Paul Walsh: The Future Of Tech Requires Humans

29/05/2020 - 08:59

“Machines Take Over the World” is a ubiquitous theme in science fiction. But in reality, technology is only as good as the humans who create it, direct it and use it. From big data to AI to digital platforms, tech is being used by humans, for humans, in remarkable ways — across all sectors and industries.
Consider how the medical field is using big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to transform healthcare. By mining vast amounts of healthcare data and applying AI to interpret the results, physicians are able to determine the most effective treatments for their patients. Almost every major tech company — Apple, Google, Amazon and others — is now partnering with large healthcare systems to consolidate, decipher and share data, with the goal of providing better solutions at lower costs to a greater number of people.