There’s a lot about artificial intelligence (AI) in the scientific news lately. A recent report says AI is more than twice as effective at detecting lung cancer than human doctors. And it does it earlier. Leading to much better chances of survival.
The advances we’ve made in detecting and fighting disease in the last few years is amazing. It’s the coolest thing to see more people alive because of these discoveries that would have been dead otherwise.
It makes me think of my Grandpa Knopp who died of lung cancer in 1992. He’d quit smoking 15 years before the diagnosis. He was the grandparent that I connected with the most because of our playful propensities. He took a special interest in me because of my musical abilities. He always wanted to make sure I kept learning and growing in that area. In fact, just before he slipped into his final sleep, he reminded me again.
I wonder if he’d still be around (or at least lived another 20 years) if this AI thing was available. The comforting thought is that many lives are going to be saved going forward.
Talk about hope.