It’s January 2026. You wake up. Your digital health assistant takes thirty seconds to run a full diagnostic of your body, deploying dozens of sensors capturing gigabytes of data. It tells you that based on the last 48 hours, you might be coming down with the flu.
How close are we to this vision?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a machine’s ability to use its own intelligence to analyze data, learn patterns, and use it to predict future outcomes. It’s like teaching a machine basic math, and watching it eventually learn calculus.
So, what does this mean for healthcare?