German Chancellor Angela Merkel was very interested in the digital twin1 of the heart.
Artificial intelligence was a central topic at the German Government’s Digital Summit, and Siemens Healthineers took the opportunity to invite renowned experts to discuss the status and prospects of AI in healthcare. The reports below give an overview of their thoughts on how augmented reality, clinical decision support, self-learning algorithms, and machine learning will all change healthcare delivery.
Digital Summit: AI Won’t Make Us Invincible, But It Will Make Us Healthier
When it comes to digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology. It has enormous potential, not least in the medical sector where algorithms are driving the transition to precision medicine in the areas of prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.
Supporting Doctors, Not Replacing Them
Everyone has something to say about artificial intelligence and yet everyone has their own idea about what it means. The future of the healthcare sector does not belong to “Dr Algorithm”, but to self-learning, intelligent decision-support systems that help doctors, holistically factor in the patient, and enhance the quality of medical care.
Precision Medicine: The Power of Algorithms
Precision medicine is more than gene analysis: thanks to extensive, individual data sets modern artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms help ensure more effective prevention, more precise diagnostics, predictive treatment planning, and customized insurant and patient management.
Don't Thwart Innovation!
Whoever wants to take part in the global race to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for medicine must first create the right conditions for it. At the Siemens Healthineers symposium during the German government’s Digital Summit 2018, innovators, politicians, and lawyers made the case for better framework conditions – and a public discourse.