We see innovation around artificial intelligence at its peak: Eyal Gura – ET HealthWorld

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Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld spoke to Eyal Gura, CEO and Chairman, Zebra Medical Vision, Israel to know more about the role of artificial intelligence in healthcare

AI in healthcare- Trends and market
The concept of artificial intelligence in healthcare has been hyped for a while now. Globally, many companies and nations are now interacting. We see innovation around artificial intelligence everywhere. Recently, more and more people have understood that its not really artificial and it’s just a software that human beings have created in order to make their lives better.

Worldwide, we see AI now at its peak because of few factors that have emerged all at once. These factors are data availability, computing power availability and also an acute need to detect specific conditions and help to diagnosis the large population living in middle class or in a rural areas. AI can serve these purposes, so you can imagine a cloud based platform that can serve the whole India for example with TB screening, breast cancer screening and mammography scans etc.

AI is a specific type of technology and many companies, various markets including within healthcare are going to use or are using artificial intelligence just to improve their products. Hence AI can be taken as a means to an end, but not as the main thing.

AI in healthcare- Zebra medical vision
In zebra medical vision, we are teaching computers how to read and diagnose medical imaging scans. We are lucky to have access to an enormous amount of data that was provided to us by the Israeli H&O system and also by the InterMountain healthcare from the US for harnessing these data sets and teaching computers how to detect specific findings and different medical imaging scans.

AI in healthcare- Opportunities in India
Globally, India is going to be one of the top two healthcare markets. It might take a few years, but it’s going to be there and all the verticals are going to get benefit from it. In India, most of the population live in rural areas and they still need diagnosis. They still need to be checked for TB, women need to go for breast cancer screening programs, bone health program.

None of these are available to them, they need to come to the big city and wait in line to see a doctor. With artificial intelligence, we would be able to provide these services remotely.

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