Cultural fears are a barrier to adoption of big data, machine learning and AI across healthcare- particularly in Europe. Data Protection Legislation and fears often hinder the adoption of cross- disciplinary big data analytics projects.
Yet the potential for improving diagnosis is immense and machine learning is key to this.
In healthcare, breakthroughs in machine learning are starting to produce the first generation of intelligent clinical decision support tools that hold more knowledge than any human expert, and patients – particularly those with cancer – are starting to benefit from data-driven treatment plans and personalized care. But artificial intelligence is only in its infancy, say the Executive Office of the President National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, and there is staggering potential for AI to revolutionize healthcare and other industries.