Artificial intelligence in health care: preparing for the fifth Industrial Revolution

Joseph JY Sung, Cameron L Stewart and Ben Freedman
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50755
Published online: 7 September 2020

AI has arrived, with the potential for enormous change in the delivery of health care, but are we ready?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the trigger for the next great transformation of society: the fifth Industrial Revolution. AI has already arrived in health care, but are we ready for the kind of changes that it will introduce? In this article, we map out the current areas where AI has begun to permeate and make predictions about the kind of changes it will make to health care.

  • Joseph JY Sung1
  • Cameron L Stewart2
  • Ben Freedman3

  • 1 Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Heart Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW


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