Gil Press
Gil Press
Contributor, The Yuan

Gil Press is managing partner at gPress, a marketing, publishing, research and education consultancy. In his earlier work, he commissioned one of the first studies to quantify the amount of data created worldwide, leading to his current coverage of the latest developments in artificial intelligence.

Big Data, DL, neural networks all came into their own in the 2010s
History of AI
The Yuan’s five-part series on the history of AI wraps up with this final installment. AI expert Gil Press recites the landmark events of the 2010s, among them the emergence of Big Data, DL, and neural networks. Is AGI next? Experts diverge on the course ensuing events will take.
Gil Press  |  Feb 16, 2024
Artificial neural networks stage a comeback in the 1990s, 2000s
History of AI
The 1990s and 2000s logged more real-world applications of ML and the revival of artificial neural networks. In this fourth in a five-part series on the history of AI, AI expert Gil Press tells how ‘godfathers of AI’ Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun and others catalyzed this shift.
Gil Press  |  Feb 15, 2024
1970s, 1980s witnessed ascent of expert systems, ML, first AI winter
History of AI
The 1970s and 1980s were pivotal in AI’s development. ML and expert systems gained ground, but short-lived AI euphoria soon gave way to the AI winter in the 1990s. Data and AI analyst Gil Press conducts a tour of this era in this third in his five-part series on the history of AI.
Gil Press  |  Feb 14, 2024
Strife, discord accompanied AI’s toddler’s steps during the 1950s
History of AI
AI moved beyond its conceptual phase and appeared in real-world applications in the 1950s, with early computer scientists, mathematicians, and psychologists winning recognition for their works, prescience, and herculean achievements, which set the stage for further breakthroughs.
Gil Press  |  Feb 13, 2024
AI’s 80-year history offers tantalizing glimpses of its future course
History of AI
AI has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1940s, and a look back at this history is both fascinating and informative as an indicator of how the tech might continue to evolve, notes Gil Press, managing partner at the consultancy gPress and a noted AI commentator.
Gil Press  |  Feb 12, 2024
AI will never become AGI because it will never become wholly human
Outsmart
Day eight brings The Yuan’s expedition of intelligent exploration back to the shores of Massachusetts Bay, land of MIT, the pulsating tech hub of Boston, and the Native American nation of the Wampanoag - ‘People of the First Light’ - whose generous humanity saved the Pilgrims from starvation during their first desperate winter (1621) amid the harsh, unfamiliar conditions of the New World. Gil Press, managing partner at marketing, publishing, research, and education consultancy gPress and a noted AI commentator, sits in the pilot seat to propound his thesis that its very humanity will allow humanity to stay a hop, skip and a jump ahead of AGI, or any other sentient AI since, even in the unlikely event it does ultimately arise, it will be but a pale, artificial shadow of its creator.
Gil Press  |  Jun 28, 2023
AI helps answer the question ‘What should I eat to be healthy?’
Optimization
AI personalized healthcare and medical treatments target patients’ unique traits and needs, but equally important is preventative care encompassing personalized nutrition plans tailored to, e.g., gut microbes, lifestyle, and socioeconomic factors, states AI commentator Gil Press.
Gil Press  |  Jun 12, 2023
The trek towards US health data interoperability goes at a snail’s pace
Governance
The US healthcare system is notorious for fragmentation, inefficiency, and high costs. Many efforts have been made to address these problems, but with limited success. Will ChatGPT and other newly available tools hold novel answers, or will they just generate even more data silos?
Gil Press  |  Apr 17, 2023
Open Medical Data -  OMD in the US: “Nonexistent with a caveat.”
Podcast
In this episode Gil Press, David Wood and Emir M. Isler explore the underdevelopment of open medical data in the United States, and the challenges faced by patients who are seeking greater access to their own medical information.
Delta Dialog  |  Apr 06, 2023
Open Medical Data – Being left behind? Pros and Cons of Digital Health in the USA
Podcast
Digital health tech is upending US healthcare delivery. From wearables that track vital signs to remote consultations with doctors, tech will improve patient outcomes, cut costs, and open access to care, but concerns abound over data privacy and worsened healthcare disparities.
Delta Dialog  |  Mar 23, 2023
NLP breakthroughs may advance healthcare practice
Game-changers
AI healthcare applications have succeeded in analyzing data to discover new insights and help healthcare professionals do their jobs better. Natural language processing promises to take this a step further by analyzing unstructured data such as written text in patients’ health records, which will result in even more in-depth insights and better, more accurate healthcare decisions, predicts AI commentator Gil Press.
Gil Press  |  Jan 06, 2023
What is next for digital health?
Game-changers
The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed healthcare, forcing it to digitalize and become more at-home, a change which is now going beyond telehealth and remote monitoring to providing hospital-level care at home. Big Tech is also moving beyond health apps and into mainstream healthcare, a development which holds huge ramifications for the industry.
Gil Press  |  Nov 07, 2022
The Yuan Retrospective on 2022 AI - Healthcare is finally becoming more digitized
Retrospective on 2022 AI
Gil Press looks back at his predictions of the evolution of artificial intelligence in 2022. He acknowledges it is difficult to predict the future of science, industry, and healthcare, but believed that data, data, and even more data would play a central role in shaping it in 2022, and now takes a look at whether or not that has been the case.
Gil Press  |  Oct 14, 2022
US must pave way for open medical data
Open Data 2022
AI commentator Gil Press has a modest proposal for the US to emulate the internet and create healthcare open data infrastructure and set standards for its machine readability, as part of The Yuan’s ongoing Open Medical Data series.
Gil Press  |  Jun 27, 2022
10 Observations About the State of AI Healthcare in Q1, 2022
Optimization
Gil Press examines the impact of artificial intelligence on the healthcare sector in the first quarter of 2022 and how far it has come, asserting that a shift in orientation is called for if the field is to advance from automation to augmentation, and from an emerging technology to a mature one.
Gil Press  |  Apr 07, 2022
The Yuan AI 2022 - Better Data Better Healthcare
The Yuan AI 2022
Gil Press presents the third in a series of articles this week on The Yuan platform predicting the evolution of artificial intelligence in 2022. He acknowledges it is difficult to predict the future of science, industry, and healthcare, but believes data, data, and even more data, will play a central role in shaping it in 2022.
Gil Press  |  Dec 29, 2021
The Landscape of AI and Real-World Evidence
New era
Gil Press breaks down into bite-sized pieces a new pioneering report by The Yuan, Evomics Medical, and Deep Pharma Intelligence on the groundbreaking work being unearthed in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors because of access to real-world data and real-world evidence.
Gil Press  |  Dec 08, 2021
Healthcare AI Conversations are Getting More Strident
Emerging markets
‘It’s good to talk,’ was a popular meme for British Telecom back in the monolog 1990s, but now is more relevant than ever in the digital age. Conversational artificial intelligence solutions have come to the fore, interacting in complex conversations, and providing personalized responses, thus easing the heavy burden on healthcare systems worldwide.
Gil Press  |  Nov 24, 2021
AI, Quantum Computing Speed Drug Discovery
Optimization
The development of new drugs is a slow, exhaustive, and expensive process that can last over ten years, and often ends in failure. Gil Press investigates the deployment of new AI technologies, techniques, and quantum computing (QC) to transform the procedure to make it faster, easier, and cheaper.
Gil Press  |  Sep 24, 2021
AI Digital Health Platform Improves Chronic Diseases
Optimization
Digital Health is possibly the most prominent of the technology-driven trends the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated. The concepts of remote patient monitoring, understanding the social determinants of health, and continuous patient data collection and analysis for early detection, ongoing interaction and intervention, and the use of AI to do all that and more are not novel.
Gil Press  |  Aug 26, 2021
Healing US Healthcare With AI
Pandemic
As the post-pandemic “new normal” takes hold in the US and the country learns to live with COVID-19, the potential for using AI to address some of the long-term deficiencies of the healthcare system in the US has never been greater. Recent progress in AI capabilities, the lessons learned during the pandemic, and new entrepreneurial endeavors, are coalescing into a renewed focus on providing the right treatment at the right time in the most appropriate setting.
Gil Press  |  Aug 02, 2021