The Future of Yemen: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days and for good reason. The digital world is growing every day.  Artificial intelligence revved up in 1950 when Alan Turing introduced the “Turing Test. He was the first person to introduce machines considered “intelligent.”

   In 2015, artificial intelligence proved it could write. A computer was able to write an article for the Los Angeles Time based on seismographs.
   The article, “Instant diagnosis by smartphone: how artificial intelligence can save lives” by Tata Communications, elaborated on artificial intelligence and the way it can change lives in developing countries.
   New York-based technology entrepreneur Jack Hidary believes artificial intelligence could revolutionize ineffective systems in developing countries. Mr. Hidary told Tata Communications,  “In low-income areas, agriculture and healthcare are two critical ecosystems that we can apply AI to immediately; this is not the far future, or even in five years – we can start this year,”
   The article also mentions ways artificial intelligence could prevent sickness through technology. “Many deaths in low-income communities are preventable. He predicted that a device that attaches to a smartphone and could take samples of blood, saliva and urine would become available. It would tell the patient if they had diseases as serious as zika, cholera or ebola.”
   In Yemen alone, around 10,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported as of December 13. If technology, such as Mr. Hidary has mentioned, those cases would be easier to detect.
Artificial intelligence is already helping lives and it could soon be helping thousands more.
Haitham Alaini