Periodic case studies will be released during 2024. These will continue to cover topical issues which have specific relevance to island communities. Two 2023 studies focusing on 'Healthcare' and 'Artificial Intelligence' can be found below.
HEALTHCARE RESOURCING (click here)
Pressure on island healthcare resources primarily as a result of an ageing population and the world obesity crisis will be considerable and is the focus of this release.
This pressure will manifest itself not only in a lack of actual physical facilities but also in financial shortfalls. This may require new funding sources to be considered sooner rather than later.
AI IMPACT ON ISLANDS (click here)
Real opportunities now exist to harness IT and AI in many areas of the public and private sectors.
The extent to which AI and the use of technology generally is being adopted in island communities and how they inter-relate with other topics are highlighted in this publication. There are of course downsides but these have to be resolved on a global basis.