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Artificial Intelligence and Health in Nepal.

van Teijlingen, A., Tuttle, T., Bouchachia, A., Sathian, B. and van Teijlingen, E., 2020. Artificial Intelligence and Health in Nepal. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 10 (3), 915 - 918.

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DOI: 10.3126/nje.v10i3.31649


The growth in information technology and computer capacity has opened up opportunities to deal with much and much larger data sets than even a decade ago. There has been a technological revolution of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Perhaps many readers would immediately think about robotic surgery or self-driving cars, but there is much more to AI. This Short Communication starts with an overview of the key terms, including AI, machine learning, deep learning and Big Data. This Short Communication highlights so developments of AI in health that could benefit a low-income country like Nepal and stresses the need for Nepal’s health and education systems to track such developments and apply them locally. Moreover, Nepal needs to start growing its own AI expertise to help develop national or South Asian solutions. This would require investing in local resources such as access to computer power/ capacity as well as training young Nepali to work in AI.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:AI ; Big Data ; Machine Learning ; Development ; South Asia ; Medicine ; Medical research
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34653
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:05 Oct 2020 10:39
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:24


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