As Apple’s AI health coach launches, health specialists spike in value.
AI is all the rage at the moment with people both impressed and unimpressed with what it can currently accomplish. But with a steep and impressive learning curve, AI will quickly become a necessary and perhaps life changing tool especially in the medical community. And Apple’s AI health coach can be the start of an exciting future for AI and our wellness.
AI as a Diagnostic Tool
ChatGPT, the current AI tool of the moment, recently made headlines as it passed the medical licensing exam with flying colors. It’s not surprising since ChatGPT has an extensive database at its metaphorical finger tips. And with the ability to recall information in seconds, it can utilize that information quickly and efficiently.
Now that bodes well for the health industry at large and it has a promising future in Apple’s new AI health coach. Being able to recall and work through all the diagnostic information quickly and efficiently will free up doctors to make educated diagnoses in less time. Freeing up their time for patient care and treatment recommendations.
AI is Still a Tool, with Flaws
However, AI cannot be used in a vacuum or considered an infallible source. AI tools were created by humans, using human data, and has all the flawed biases we struggle to combat in society. But when presented by a robotic source like AI, all these flawed human studies can feel and be considered as absolute fact. It’s why AI needs to be treated as a tool and not the answer. When used correctly, it can be extremely helpful. But we as humans still need to correct our medical system which greatly ignores woman, people of color, and people with obesity. Without checkpoints and consistent monitoring, AI can further those medical gaps instead of closing them.
Apple’s AI Heath Coach Brings Data to the Forefront
Apple’s AI health coach can be an amazing tool to giving medical professionals up to the minute health data. It will not only encourage you to exercise, stand, and drink water. But it will also monitor your blood pressure, check for nearsightedness and evaluate moods.
With this increased data, people can get a better understanding of their health, moods, and overall daily satisfaction. And be able to make quick and easy adjustments to help make their lives better.
AI is going to be a fascinated disrupter in a lot of fields. And when treated correctly, it’s going to be a very useful tool. Apple’s AI health coach is the first foray into what AI can do for the medical community. It will be interesting to watch how this new tool helps change people’s lives for the better.
The future is here. Now let’s use it to make our lives better.