My 2023-24 Project Blog

In the future, AI will become an object in our everyday lives. As a resident of San Fransisco, this is becoming ever more prevalent even in the current day world as driverless cars patrol the streets hitting dogs and cranking 90s with expertise almost indistinguishable from a person. Driving is a very difficult task, even for humans. Car accidents are a very common occurrence and have claimed the lives of many. If AI can continue to progress, car accidents could become a thing of the past. As AI continues to learn increasingly difficult tasks, it is only a matter of time before they are easily implemented into even the most mundane person’s daily life. This only begs the question, what other dangerous tasks could AI learn and thus remove the danger from?

The human mind is one of the most complicated things in existence. It can calculate complicated math problems, make split second decisions and precise movements, and hold a countless number of memories. Despite its genius, it has flaws. Human-error is a factor is all complicated tasks and can sometimes lead to dire consequences. A very prevalent example of this is during surgery. All it takes it one mistake from a surgeon and a patients life could be severely altered. However, similar to driving, an AI surgeon could remove a lot of the risk from surgery. It could be more precise and make far fewer errors than its human counterpart. Similarly, anesthesiologists may miscalculate the correct dose of anesthesia to give to patients, leading to possible paralyzation. Contrasty, an AI would be able to calculate the correct dose to near perfection allowing these consequences to be avoided more often.

One of AIs largest enemies is misinformation. Many people have been mislead into thinking the growth of AI is a bad thing. They see it only as a job taking, or sometimes world taking, machine that has no place in modern society. This is largely due to media. Many movies and articles portray AI in a poor light, which in turn affects the public’s view on AI. This causes AI to develop slower as it is given less opportunities to learn and grow.

To discuss the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the healthcare system, I will craft an interactive Prezi presentation. I aim to address the uncertainty surrounding AI and provide knowledge to help viewers form educated opinions. I will explore three different scenarios through liberal, conservative, and policy lenses, identifying signals and drivers for each. By creating a Prezi presentation, I hope to offer a personal connection and valuable information to doctors, patients, prospective medical students, and anyone interested in the future of AI in healthcare.