“Healthcare is an area where machine learning will have a huge impact," explained Dr Antonio Torralba, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a principal investigator at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
"The machines will start providing additional diagnostic tools to the doctors in several areas. It will happen very soon, maybe within a decade,” noted the academic who was in Qatar recently to deliver a keynote address at an event organised by Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
“Machines will initially start assisting humans and eventually they will give suggestions to humans in several areas such as diagnosis, prescription among others. In some areas, the machines will have better accuracy, such as looking at radiography. The technology is almost there and it will be applied in a year or two. It might take about some years for the technology to become acceptable globally,” said Dr Torralba...
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