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He uses a hypothetical example of taking the personal data
of a patient who smokes, and analyzing it using a machine
learning algorithm. The algorithm could use the data to
determine the percentage of that patient getting cancer.
With such personalized and irrefutable data, Murphy holds
that a person's chances of quitting smoking would be much
higher.
"This kind of a precision medicine takes many types of
data about a person (genes, metabolites, etc.) and enters
it all into a learned algorithm that can accurately predict
a person's chance of developing cancer," he says. "That
is a game changer in terms of public health interventions
and impact."
Murphy says novel approaches like this would be so
revelatory because they could help to change the role of
healthcare from reactive to predictive.
"If we could go upstream in a patient's trajectory towards
illness, we could have a much bigger impact than we are
currently having downstream," he says. "That's where again
artificial intelligence/machine learning applications really
give us the tools to recognize a pattern in the data and
then intervene based on that pattern to improve a patient's
outcome."
Against future viruses, specifically, Professor Lord Darzi
writes that artificial intelligence will have a much more
integral role than in our current situation.

"AI-based approaches are fast entering
this arena, but I would predict they are
involved in approximately 10% of current
anti-pandemic processes," Professor Lord
Darzi writes.

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"In the future I would guess that [AI] would
be fundamental to our anti-pandemic
strategies, simply because increased
digitization and global data capture will
allow more efficient AI-based outcomes in
pandemic management."
Despite all of the novel tech-based solutions and strategies
around COVID-19, Summoogum says viewing one or more
technologies as the answer to people-based problems
never provides the whole picture.
"People sometimes treat technology as 'the answer' for 'the
problem'," Summoogum says.
"From my experience, you just need to be careful and never
start with technology. Start by understanding the problem,
and then work your way back towards the solution."
We still don't have a definitive answer to how this pandemic
will end. What we do know is that one day it will. The
technology we develop that will help to end it will also help
us against whatever comes next.



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