The exponential implications on healthcare are truly disruptive. The revelation of the Apple Watch did not take the tech community by storm, but during the first 24 hours after 23andMe and Apple launched their ResearchKit app mPower 7,400 individuals with Parkinsons enrolled as clinical testers. Up until that date the largest research group was 1,700 individuals. This time the tech community might not be the targeted early adopters, but individuals suffering from Parkinsons could easily grasp the magnitude of this innovation. Check out their concept video here.
Agnes had an inspiring discussion with Daniel Kraft, Chair of Medicine and Neurosciences at Singularity University and former fighter pilot, today on Radiology and Artificial Intelligence. A Specialist in Radiology is an expert on detecting anomalies in clinical images, and to diagnose and treat disease seen within the body. Imagine the increase in speed and accuracy a machine-learning computer could give that field. The computer could sort out any images with anomalies, and instantly compare it to hundreds of thousands of similar patterns, pointing the doctor towards an area of interest and a possible diagnosis, speeding up the process exponentially. AI is augmenting, but not replacing the doctor and increasing the speed of diagnosis.
The Wow-experience of Singularity Summit today was the presentation of the current state of genetic engineering, and the possibilities that the CRISPR/Cas system imply. In the future (in test tubes today) we can knock out unwanted genes, and knock in the ones we desire. We decided we would knock out FUT2 of our future IVF kids, thereby making them immune to kindergarten stomach flus.
Agnes & Martin in Seville.