The Good, The Hype, and The Doctor’s Perspective

AI in Healthcare

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
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On this episode I talked to Rob Brisk, MBChb PhD Chief Scientific Officer for Eolas Medical (@EolasMedical). Rob has a fascinating background with experience in both healthcare and machine learning and artificial intelligence. Rob shares his journey from being a physician to venturing into the world of AI and emphasizes the importance of clinicians’ involvement in AI developments, highlighting the need for a cautious approach.

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We discuss the immense potential of large language models like GPT-4 in healthcare, focusing on their ability to reason and process vast amounts of data. But all this is tempered with the hype surrounding AI and the importance of building trust and educating both clinicians and the general public.

Rob shares some details of how AI can be used as a tool to connect clinicians with evidence-based guidelines, promoting a safer and more gradual integration of AI into healthcare. Listen in to hear the exciting possibilities and challenges in the intersection of AI and healthcare, and the importance for collaboration, trust-building, and responsible implementation.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.

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About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

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