Richard Li & Others Inspire New Physician Data Scientists in Applying Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Patient Benefits. Artificial Intelligence Benefits Will Revolutionize Patient Care with Faster Diagnosis & Reduced Costs.
Richard Li, an author, concert pianist and biochemistry student who studied to be a surgeon, then embraced a change of course that led to the study of computer science and artificial intelligence, is now a graduate teaching assistant at Western Washington University.
Recently, Li was the guest of Sharon Kleyne, , host of the internationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica. Together, Kleyne and Li examined and discussed the current state of artificial intelligence and its future applications, especially in the medical field.
“Artificial intelligence,” Li says, “is all about using computers to write software that thinks and process information like humans do.” Li himself is specializing in the field of the mathematics of machine learning and deep learning, which is, according to Li, a subset of artificial intelligence. Machine learning uses mathematical models, algorithm, in order to take in data that you currently have and extrapolate it in order to accommodate future information. It allows one to build models that predict alternative outcomes. Deep learning uses what is called a convolutional network in order to model the human brain
“At this point,” Li cautions, “the medical world is very behind when it comes to adopting artificial intelligence. I do believe we can use artificial intelligence to diagnose illness. We can use algorithm to analyze patient symptoms.”
Li’s assessment is supported by others. According to a recent blog piece at Scientific American, “Currently, health care is trailing other industries in the acceptance and application of AI. But many experts predict it will be the industry most disrupted by AI in the coming decade, thanks to the widespread adoption of electronic healthcare records (EHRs) and the huge amounts of data at our disposal.” (https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/does-ai-have-a-place-in-medicine/)
Still, Machine learning has already made great advances in biotech and pharma efficiency. At the same time, researchers, scientists and doctors are striving to create a new, hybrid role. This new role is identified as ‘physician data scientists’. Physician date scientists will understand machine learning, AI and how these new technologies will apply to medical research and clinical practice. As always, the goal is to improve patient outcomes and rein in costs.
Listen to the talk radio program organized by program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV and featuring Richard Li, concert pianist and author of Find True North (an identity and freedom quest tale set in North Korea) who is also a graduate student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Western Washington University in computer science and artificial intelligence and new water technology educator and evaporative dry eye researcher Sharon Kleyne as they discuss artificial intelligence and its possible application to the medical field, security, atmosphere, education, water and evaporation, follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/121578/artificial-intelligence-will-it-change-the-world