October 02, 2018 Feature

Realizing the Potential for AI in Precision Health

By Tom Lawry, Steve Mutkoski, and Nathan Leong

Artificial intelligence (AI)—intel- ligent technology capable of analyzing, learning, and drawing predictive insights from data—is transforming many sectors of the global economy; whether AI also will transform health care is no longer a matter for significant debate.1 Immensely powerful AI capabilities have driven major advances in “precision health” technologies—personalized and predictive health solutions that help to both prevent and treat disease and also promote wellness—by enabling the analysis of and extraction of insight from increasingly large amounts of health data. But with the advent of these solutions, the question has become: How do we respond to the ethical and legal challenges they can create?

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