Artificial Intelligence in Global Health

European Heart Journal, Volume 42, Issue 24, 21 June 2021, Pages 2321–2322,  Published: 04 February 2021

Recently, emerging technology such as the mobile health Pokemon Go trial designed for increasing physical activity or the Apple Heart Study for atrial fibrillation detection may help redefine the delivery of precision global health. In the era of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) has been described as ‘the fourth industrial revolution’, or ‘industry 4.0’, which could potentially allow for the development of the aforementioned precision global health. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has entered an era of digital evolution, as employees of virtually all business and global health-related systems started working remotely. This change served to further emphasize the important role that AI may play in the digital evolution of global health, echoing the changes seen with the introduction of public internet in the 1990s. By combining these powerful AI techniques with physical technologies, a new form of precision global health can emerge in this digital evolution era 

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