FutureMed Day 2: Data and The Future of Oncology
FutureMed is going on and there is a reason it’s called the sleepless university, so it’s a challenge finding time to write my compilations.
Day 2 was centered around big data in healthcare, the future of computing and oncology.
- Neil Jacobstein thinks artificial intelligence will be integrated sooner in medicine and healthcare than we thought. One of the first attempts in this area was a quick medical reference project started back in 1980 by firstdatabank.com.
- Imagine that nanoparticles releasing oxygen during heart attack could save lives.
- Dan Barry talked about robotics and 3D printing. Key line: I move therefore I am.
- Brad Templeton described automobiles that run without human control and how they will change the future of transportation by freeing up parking spaces and lowering the number of cars.
- Larry Smarr presented how you can quantify your body.
- Focusatwill creates music that is perfect for your brain while working increasing the time period for which you can focus.
- Malariaspot tries to crowdsource malaria diagnostics.
- I had a chance to discuss the use of IBM Watson in healthcare with Martin Kohn. Watson will not replace doctors but can facilitate medical decision making.
- Jack Andraka also talked who won the 2012 Intel Science Fair grand prize with a pancreatic test that is 168 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive, and over 400 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests. Here is what happened when he won it:
David from Prometheus shows how an AI robot might work in the future: