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Treatments tailored to you: how AI will change NZ healthcare

03 April 2024

In the future, artificial intelligence (AI) could pave the way for personalised vaccinations becoming a reality through the integration of genetic information and predictive modelling.

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UC Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Arindam Basu discusses this topic on The Conversation: read the article

These vaccines would be a type of “precision prevention”, enabled by advances in genomics and machine learning. They would tailor healthcare interventions to individuals, which raises questions about privacy and equitable access.  
 
While this form of precision prevention is promising, it raises concerns regarding digital literacy, environmental impact and ensuring inclusivity. This emphasises the need for public education and policy change on the use of AI and machine learning in healthcare before widespread adoption.

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Arindam Basu does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. 


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