Pearse A. Keane & Eric J. Topol –

The evolution of many professions has been driven by technological innovation and the need to overcome real-world challenges. The combination of advanced computing power with large datasets in areas as diverse as baseball, political polling, and economic forecasting has driven both the science of prediction and its practical application. There is much that can be learned from this technology for health care in the coming years, and the field of weather forecasting could be singularly instructive. With the emergence of Cloud computing, increased connectivity afforded by technologies such as 5G, and advances in artificial intelligence (AI), certain aspects of medicine might in future come to resemble modern-day meteorology.

Read the full article in The Lancet.