The job market is changing every day. With technology playing a key part in almost everything we do now, new jobs are constantly being created. Two jobs that have been trending, and will become a huge part of the future job market, are machine learning and big data. Big data has been a surging skill in the evolving job market for the past 5 years or so. Machine learning is the fairly new kid on the block, but it has potential to take over big data-related jobs. See below according to Google Trends,

Google Trends, Big Data, Machine Learning, AI, Data Science, Deep Learning, April 2017
Fig: Google Trends, May 2012 – April 2017, Worldwide “Big Data” vs “Machine Learning” vs “Artificial Intelligence” vs “Data Science” vs “Deep Learning” search terms.

How does machine learning jobs relate to the medical world? Well, the Google in-house Brain team (yes, Google has one of these), along with the machine learning division is working with Stanford University to run a pilot study using voice recognition to transcribe doctor-patient visits. This means the doctor can technically spend more time with the patient and less time on the computer or writing down notes from the conversation. It also helps reduce the amount of time the doctor spends managing records and typing notes made during the visit.

Does this also give us the added bonus of clear and printed Doctor’s prescription notes? No more bad handing writing? Maybe,  although somehow, some way, the pharmacist always seems to be able to read bad handwriting.

Anyway, if the claim is true, less paperwork means more patient time, and that changes the Doctor’s office experience. This aligns with what Brighter Sight wants to do for the paramedics.

Click below to read more about Google Brain and Stanford’s voice recognition pilot study:


Google Brain & Stanford study using voice recognition to transcribe doctor, patient visits

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Related information:

1.Click below to see a related concept/device from Nuance( Dragon dictation),
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2