The first industrial revolution led to mechanical production and steam power; the second, mass production and electrical power; and the third, electronics and computers. Today, as most sectors of the world move forward into the fourth industrial revolution, one centered around data and artificial intelligence (AI), biomedicine finds itself still in the third, lagging behind the rest. Only recently, the exponential growth of technology has facilitated the widespread integration of computers into the biomedical domain from electronization of medical data analysis to automated detection of biomedical images.
Malik A, Patel P, Ehsan L, Guleria S, Hartka T, Adewole S, Syed S
Published: February 11, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008531