AI toilets able to scan your poop for diseases on their way

Micron technology chief executive Sanjay Mehrotra shares with audiences his vision for the future of AI in digital-health


At the Techonomy 2018 conference in San Francisco, Micron chief executive shared his thoughts on the potential for AI to infiltrate and better every aspect of our lives, even down to one of the most personal of experiences – visiting the toilet.

"Medicine is going toward precision medicine and precision health," he explained. "Imagine smart toilets in the future that will be analyzing human waste in real time every day. You don't need to be going to visit a physician every six months.

"If any sign of disease starts showing up, you'll be able to catch it much faster because of urine analysis and stool analysis," he added.

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The Idaho-based chipmaker is one of many firms currently working on or deliberating their entry into the digital-health market, as the industry continues to grow. This month alone, we have seen reports abound regarding multiple segments of the digital-health market, with most set to see significant growth in coming years. just this week, Research and Markets released a report claiming the global surgical robotics market alone would be a $12.59bn business by 2025.

With AI now capable of detecting everything from stress through mobile apps, to heart attack over phone call, the possible ways AI will be bettering our lives in the coming future – and through what medium – is limitless.

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