“Artificial Intelligence is going to set another benchmark for solving health care problems in African countries” said Deborah Dull, while talking in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Speaking at the most recent SAPICS Conference which was held in Cape Town, Dull through some light on how Artificial Intelligence in its form of IBM Watson going to help in making a beneficial decision for public health care supply to developing countries and providing accessibility of medicines to patient’s for saving their life. She also added that the biggest issue for such kind of markets is using data for improving decisions.
“Nowadays Artificial Intelligence tech have so many solutions regarding this problem, giving us permission to hold capacity for perceptions if anyone willing to create a transparent, intellectual and also be more forecast in nature of supply chain. There is also one point that we should ask ourselves that what we will be achieving if we get IBM Watson to provide chatbots in place of health care workers in African country, through this people will be able to improve their learning process”.
Chatbots which are powered by Artificial Intelligence is sufficient to provide customized learning on particular mobile phones so that this could help in enhancing the supply chain compatibility of other health care workers, that are part of most of the African health care supply chains.
“Have you imagined that, What if with the help of Artificial Intelligence, health care assistants are able know that where is that particular products is present in the country? What if it will also tell us either the stock is running out or already finished, health care assistants can ask IBM Watson about availability of stock. It will definitely tell you about the shipment” Dull added in her statement.
She said that Artificial Intelligence will give power of IBM Watson to patients also, it will tell the patient that where and when to go for their ARVs and TB treatment.
In a report by IBM’s global chief supply chain officer, stated that while studying 400 supply chain leaders has unveiled about the biggest hindrance for getting supply chain goals are due to lack of sufficient visibility and transparency. On the other hand Artificial Intelligence have the capacity to provide more confirmed information than humans said Dull. “It will lessen the expiries, this is going to implant the best kind of practice along with improved supply chain management, and this will help in achieving the goals of supply chains.”