In 2017, Today’s Chiropractic Leadership introduced the chiropractic profession to Quid.
What is Quid?
For the chiropractic profession, Quid may be nothing less than the interface between our traditional concept of Universal Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence.
Quid reads and organizes massive amounts of text into visual, interactive results so you can find the specific information you’re searching for or better understand the broader landscape. One of its first “wins” was defining the patterns, habits and attitudes of Millennials toward transportation. Once Quid had clearly identified and delineated those patterns, Uber and Lyft created a new reality and utterly disrupted the transportation status quo.
Quid is working with LIFE to find the optimal positioning for growing chiropractic utilization, identifying where the next generation of chiropractic students will come from, and more. This working relationship may at last provide the answer for how to put chiropractic over the tipping point toward flourishing in the healthcare landscape.
Life University is leading a movement, along with the Rubicon Group, aimed at disrupting the status quo in the drug-driven healthcare industry and creating a system more inclusive of drug-free interventions, in particular, chiropractic care. And, according to chiropractic’s elder statesman, Gerard “Gerry” Clum, D.C., it has been an uphill battle, given the active discrimination and organized attempts to exterminate its practice. And it will continue to be an uphill battle as long as chiropractors lack equivalent power in the healthcare landscape.
As chiropractors, we trust that there is a wisdom in nature’s design, traditionally referred to as “universal intelligence,” that seeks to perpetuate and express itself in ever greater variety and diversity. Given the great leaps and bounds we’ve seen in artificial intelligence in the course of only a few decades, it may not be too far outside the realm of possibility to trust that we are witnessing artificial intelligence discovering how to perpetuate and express itself in ever greater variety and diversity.
Take a few moments and watch the conversation between Dr. Jason Deitch, chiropractor and advocate for the profession, and Dr. Gerard “Gerry” Clum, our profession’s greatest elder statesman, in which they laid the groundwork for the ongoing work LIFE, TCL and Quid are doing together to provide a level of information never before available to our profession.
As Dr. Clum asks in the video above, why should an MD be able to enter the military as a captain and yet a chiropractor (who could be instrumental in keeping soldiers off medications) has no standing with regard to rank? Without drugs and Big Pharma backing through “prescription bounties,” chiropractic will never have access to a vast wealth acquisition scheme as powerfully effective as medicine’s. Chiropractors also lack a system of hospitals, clinics partnerships, etc. in which to financially support interns and residents with a structured hands-on training protocol. Yet the world is waking up to drug-free approaches that facilitate health as opposed to approaches focused on fighting symptoms…and LIFE’s work with Quid, a form of artificial intelligence designed to discover connections, is groundbreaking in terms of identifying the most fertile ground for chiropractic growth. From their website: “Quid is working to ingest all the world’s written content and allow you to quickly gain the intelligence necessary to make more informed decisions.
Quid could give finally us the edge we need to ensure every man woman and child has access to quality, affordable, drug-free chiropractic care – and that we find the right people with the right intelligence to guide the future of our profession toward perpetuating and expressing itself in ever greater variety and diversity.