Artificial intelligence and big data in public health

Kurt Benke, Geza Benke

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Artificial intelligence and automation are topics dominating global discussions on the future of professional employment, societal change, and economic performance. In this paper, we describe fundamental concepts underlying AI and Big Data and their significance to public health. We highlight issues involved and describe the potential impacts and challenges to medical professionals and diagnosticians. The possible benefits of advanced data analytics and machine learning are described in the context of recently reported research. Problems are identified and discussed with respect to ethical issues and the future roles of professionals and specialists in the age of artificial intelligence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2796
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Algorithms
  • Big Data
  • Data mining
  • Deep learning
  • Epidemiology
  • Machine learning
  • Precision medicine
  • Predictive analytics
  • Vision
  • Visualization
  • Wearable AI

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