Paul Presented to the Australian Veterinary Association Conference on the Future for Veterinary Science
The key points were:
- You need to hold multiple pictures in your head and navigate your way to the future.
- You need a model to do that – we use a combination of Wardley Mapping and Scenario Planning to produce rich maps of possible future landscapes and value chains that you can hold in your head.
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence will play a large part in the future of clinical practice but they will be very specific rather than a generalised AI.
- Stuff happens slowly and then all at once so you should not panic too early but also not be blasé about things rapidly changing.
- We can predict the shape of things to help thinking but it is impossible to predict detailed pictures of the future.
- The veterinarian of the future is a centaur = human plus machine being better than a human alone or a machine alone.
- Veterinarians need to learn to become network facilitators of teams and clients rather than an authoritative figure with all the knowledge.
- Veterinarians have an opportunity to be a trusted figure in the food and fibre supply chain when there is much more information available up and down the supply chain.
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