Life Sciences Technology Trends in 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a key role in healthcare by 2023. This implies that physicians will be able to identify diseases more quickly and accurately, patients will receive more individualized treatment programs, and medical research will become more efficient. All of this seems like science fiction, yet it may be true! We examine how AI is improving health today and how it will impact medicine by 2023.

 

 

Healthcare and Wearable Technology

The market for wearable technology will expand at an exponential rate over time. There is no reason why medical gadgets cannot follow suit. There are several wearables available now, ranging from fitness trackers to smartwatches. Furthermore, these wearables may check vital indicators, analyze sleep patterns, and provide input on mental health concerns, among other things. However, in the healthcare profession, wearable technology is still confined to measuring metrics like heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Medical Devices Using 3D Printing

As previously stated, 3D printing technology is employed in many other areas than the creation of plastic objects, particularly manufacturing. This technique is now being used by several firms to make personalized implants, bones, internal organs, and limbs. But what if this technology could be used in healthcare? Experts believe that in the future, 3D printers will generate tailored pieces for those seeking organ donations.

Face Recognition Will No Longer be Used by Facebook

In response to the increasing societal concerns, Facebook’s parent company Meta has announced that they are removing the controversial facial recognition tool from Facebook and all user face data that has been gathered through the social media network. 

However, the company hasn’t made it clear, which worries privacy campaigners if the AI algorithms that were trained were able to remove that data. 

Why is Facebook Removing Face Recognition?

Since 2010, Facebook users have had the ability to “tag” people in their posted photos by using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to scan the images.

When the functionality appeared, Meta, then known as Facebook itself, faced criticism for not seeking users’ consent and has since battled to synchronize it with regional privacy rules.

Big Brother Watch campaigner Jake Hurfurt says the measure should be carefully recognized. He said that no corporation should hoard an amount of biometric data. Clear regulations are still required to limit the application of this intrusive technology.

This is also to stop unaccountable corporations from collecting the private biometric information of millions of people. As per Meta, despite the controversies, face recognition has a future whether it is used to confirm a user’s identity or stop fraud or impersonation.