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Herbert Chase
Herbert Chase
Professor of Clinical Medicine in Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Will a machine be my new doctor? As humans enter the era of cognitive computing, the promise of machines knowing more and making better decisions than humans will soon be realized. In medicine, a field in which decisions can literally mean the difference between life and death, machines' ability to give us even more knowledge is extraordinary. However, despite the explosion of medical knowledge over the past decades, physicians are, ironically, unable to leverage the new information because the volume is so immense that it is essentially inaccessible. As a result, patient diagnoses are often missed or delayed, and evidence-based management is inconsistent. Would healthcare in the future be best provided by robots, whose fund of knowledge is unlimited and whose diagnostic acumen unparalleled? If so, what would be the role of us merely adequate humans?
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Bio
Herbert Chase, MD, MA, is involved in several research projects that explore the development and potential integration of artificial intelligence into the electronic medical record (EHR) to improve medical practice. Dr. Chase served as a medical advisor to the IBM team that developed the medical version of Watson and is currently a member of the Watson Healthcare Advisory Board. For over thirty years, he has taught clinical medicine and basic science at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He is a board certified Internist and Nephrologist who spent the early part of his career as a basic scientist. After shifting his interest from research to education, he participated in, developed, and directed several major medical school courses and has been recognized for his outstanding teaching with many awards including the Presidential Teaching Award of Columbia University.