Biotechnology combines technology and biology, and plays a significant role in improving human health, in healthcare and drug development. Some recent developments in this area are:
- Rapid and precise development and manufacturing of medicine
- Accurate, fast, cheap, and personalized diagnostics and prognostics
- Regenerative medicine
- Digital healthcare
Drug research and development is an extremely expensive, time-consuming and high-risk process. The attrition rate is very high; so few drugs are actually brought to market.
Artificial intelligence and biotechnology: an important and delicate relationship.
Artificial intelligence is the ability of a machine to perform functions and reasoning typical of the human mind. Based on these definitions, it is clear that the relationship between AI and biotechnology is bound to touch on such important issues as the identity and nature of the human being.
The adoption of AI in biotechnology: the benefits
The combination of AI and biotechnology offers many advantages, for example in patient stratification, new drug discovery, and precision medicine. The application of AI to genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics could make biotechnology one of the pillars of the next industrial revolution.