As more AI-driven applications are being tested and deployed in the digital healthcare space, a call to avoid entrenching existing inequalities between countries grows louder.
One device will feature in the ‘tech for good’ projects of every humanitarian organization. The mobile phone – now in the hands of the vast majority of the world’s people – is fast becoming a powerful tool to source the data required to achieve population-scale improvements in quality of life.
Low-cost, easy-to-use technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) promise to deliver quality and affordable health care to the people who need it most, no matter how hard to reach.
The global burden of mental illness, both in terms of human suffering and economic loss, is catastrophic and rapidly growing. Worldwide, mental health conditions affect more than a third of the world’s population. Just two conditions alone – depression and anxiety – result in a staggering estimated $1 trillion in lost economic productivity.