Artificial Intelligence and Health Care
This study centers on how computer-based decision procedures, under the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence (AI), can assist in improving health and health care. Although advanced statistics and machine learning provide the foundation for AI, there are currently revolutionary advances underway in the sub-field of neural networks. This has created tremendous excitement in many fields of science, including in medicine and public health. First demonstrations have already emerged showing that deep neural networks can perform as well as the best human clinicians in well-defined diagnostic tasks. In addition, AI-based tools are already appearing in health-oriented apps that can be employed on handheld, networked devices such as smart phones.
JASON is an independent group of elite scientists which advises the United States government on matters of science and technology, mostly of a sensitive nature.