There is a prevalent sense of global urgency to act united in addressing the menace that could be the result of antimicrobial resistance. Conscientious healthcare systems and innovation and technology that aid in fighting this resistance could be a leap forward in the fight for survival. Australia’s University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is employing their AI technology to closely and holistically study antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across species.
At times of an outbreak, where the demand and need often exceed supply in the healthcare arena, understanding the nature of AMR and more so, identifying its extent of occurrence and spread could help extensively. Researchers at the University are formulating an AI network for the scrutiny and moderation of AMR.
Prevention methods can be devised based on a thorough knowledge of AMR spread and related causes. The AMR threat is fast growing unrestrained, and it is estimated to cause 10 million deaths a year by 2050. The research team at UTS on an integrated spatial and temporal map. The technology promises to be highly advanced that will be AMR sensitive, being able to predict outbreaks, detect the birth and cause, and specific minute mutational quirks that cause the resistance. The creation will enable treatment, solutions and progressive approaches.
This conceivable answer could have a substantial bearing on the healthcare industry worldwide. With billions seeped into the healthcare system every year, a resolution of this nature could be a game changer and save millions worldwide. The global health crisis that has the potential to wipe out a massive population from the planet, unbiased to any species, could be safely averted with this AI powered AMR device.