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Integration of Artificial Intelligence into Medical Practice

On May 7, 2024, the Algebra University hosted an inspiring event as part of the AI2MED project - Artificial Intelligence in Medical Care: Reducing Errors and Saving Lives, which brought together experts in the fields of healthcare and artificial intelligence, sparking important discussions about the future of medicine. Organized by Algebra LAB, the event on the topic "Who will survive - doctors or artificial intelligence?" attracted public attention and initiated significant conversations about the integration of AI technologies into medical practice.

Maja Brkljačić, the head of Algebra LAB, highlighted the wide range of possibilities that artificial intelligence brings to the healthcare sector, from simplifying administrative tasks to improving clinical processes. She emphasized that the implementation of artificial intelligence has the potential to make healthcare systems smarter, more efficient, and more responsive to the needs of patients around the world.

Prof. Dr. Sc. Dragan Primorac, Chairman of the Board of the Special Hospital St Catherine, presented in his expert lecture the potential uses of artificial intelligence and machine learning in personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics. He pointed out that artificial intelligence will not replace doctors but will assist them in analyzing large amounts of data and accelerating diagnostic processes. Professor Primorac emphasized the importance of an interdisciplinary approach and highlighted the role of young doctors in solving contemporary medicine problems with the help of AI technologies.

The panel discussion featured eminent experts such as Prof. Dr. Sc. Ozren Polašek (Croatian Science Foundation), Doc. Dr. Sc. Ivo Dumić-Čule (Dubrava Clinical Hospital), Dr. Sc. Goran Kuzmec (Sabol Polyclinic), Dr. Sc. Mateo Sokač (Algebra University), and Davor Aničić (Velebit AI). Participants highlighted the importance of integrating AI solutions into the healthcare system to improve efficiency and reduce costs, as well as to facilitate the work of doctors and speed up the diagnostic processes.

The lack of experts and skills needed for further development of personalized medicine represents a challenge that needs to be overcome. The AI2MED project, an initiative shaping the future of artificial intelligence in medicine across Europe, represents an important step towards the integration of AI technologies into the healthcare sector. This project, co-funded by the European Commission and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), brings together experts from 11 organizations, including universities, vocational education providers, companies, industrial and sectoral organizations, and a research institute from 7 European countries.

Project partnersAlgebra University (AUC – Project coordinator, Croatia)Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB, Germany)Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (UNINA, Italy)Kelyon (KEY, Italy)Institute Jožef Štefan (IJS, Slovenia)Bird Consulting (BIRD, Austria)Griffith College (GC, Ireland)Lean Startup Croatia (LSC, Croatia)University of Montenegro (UoM, Montenegro)Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI, Ireland)University of Pavia (UNIPV, Italy)