Technology and Artificial Intelligence are already making colossal changes in healthcare. From reducing medical errors to reducing costs to providing quality care in underserved areas, AI is only going to further revolutionize this profession. In this course, we will explore current technological innovations that are taking place within medicine and healthcare. Yet with great power comes great responsibility, and with great change comes great uncertainty. Therefore, we will also consider the ethical, sociological, and policy-driven implications of technology and AI as it is applied to medicine.
This class is divided into two parts: (1) foundations, and (2) case studies. The first five classes will introduce basic concepts in medicine, research, and artificial intelligence / machine learning. Using the knowledge base developed in these classes, each of the next eight classes will focus on a particular case study, in which we will look at a particular facet of biomedicine in depth. We will pay particular attention to challenges and dilemmas that arise as an outgrowth of innovation. Additionally, we will have a guest lecturer in each of these eight classes.