Future medicines and healthcare
Ever wondered where the future of medicine and healthcare lies, and what role technology will play in improving and personalising treatments?
Find out how advances in biology and technology could be used to improve healthcare, through fields such as:
- medical tech
- digital health
One of the most important changes in healthcare will emerge with the increasing digitisation of a wide range of information, from patient records to genomic data, challenging the way we think about human disease and how best to manage it. Medical innovation will require the integration of data analytics, AI, translational science and engineering.
Enabling technologies such as genome editing and nanotechnology are underpinning key advances in drug discovery and diagnostics. The key question is how do we take that step change towards widespread personalised medicine?
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Artificial intelligence (AI)
The term 'articifical intelligence' was coined in 1956 as part of a philosophical debate about whether machines would ever be able to imitate humans and their thought processes.
Now, of course, AI can be seen in many aspects of our everyday lives – from voice recognition technology on mobile phones, to online retailers predicting our purchases, to driverless cars. This area has grown exponentially – and is an exciting area to watch for graduate careers in coming years.
How is AI being used?
There are some excellent TED talks, BBC coverage, and blogs about what is happening in the world of robotics and AI, the areas of research, future predictions, and the philosophical and ethical debates this topic throws up.
Where are the jobs?
The types of jobs vary greatly across all sectors such as IT, engineering, science, finance, supply and logistics. Think about location when searching for roles in these areas as there are opportunities worldwide. Do a keyword search on Indeed to explore the opportunities.
The latest BBC news about AI
Brian Cox and Eric Schmidt discuss AI