Episode Summary

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change the way we practice medicine and public health. The tools and AI approaches can substantially impact a broad range of fields from the manner we approach patient care to strategies to discover new antimicrobials, track pandemics and deploy public health measures.

AAC recently published a commentary on the impact of AI in infectious diseases and we have a conversation with the lead author of the manuscript and a expert guest who is applying these concepts in real time. 

Topics discussed:

  • Basic concepts of AI and different applications.
  • How AI can affect the practice of infectious diseases and antimicrobial research.
  • Specific examples in which AI may have a transformative effect in the future.


  • Lilian Abbo, MD MBA. Associate CMO Infectious Diseases, Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Jackson Health System, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Masayuki Nigo, MD, MSc.  Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Section of Transplant Infectious Diseases.


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