If you’re searching for an industry that’s defined by innovation and technological progression, look no further than health care. The health care industry is the poster child for the application of new technology.

Despite heavy regulations and high barriers to entry, it continues to be a sector where major breakthroughs happen on a regular basis. “I have no doubt that sophisticated learning and AI algorithms will find a place in health care over the coming years,” says Andy Shuetz, a senior data scientist at Sutter Health.

“I don’t know if it’s two years or ten – but it’s coming.” Shuetz hits the proverbial nail on the head with this statement. Nobody doubts AI and health care will be intertwined for decades to come.

The only uncertainty is when it’ll explode onto the scene. The best way to describe the current state of AI in health care is by looking at an analogy of a big balloon filled with air.

The air, being AI innovation, wants to escape the balloon and disperse into the environment which would be the health care industry in this scenario. But the latex balloon, which represents the industry challenges, is holding the air inside. Read more from venturebeat.com…

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