Going into battle with viruses without a sound public health strategy is like going into battle without armour, and going into war with viruses without artificial intelligence is akin to going to war without weapons; in both situations, the human toll is unacceptable.

A powerful analogy from Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS in the fifth and final episode in his video series on COVID-19 and artificial intelligence. In this final episode, Dr Chang considers the future of an AI-enabled strategy to deal with pandemics, with particular emphasis on the need to change the way we do data collection, predictive modelling and drug discovery.