Artificial Intelligence, the future of technology is here and it is to stay. Artificial Intelligence is redefining the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. A little while ago it was merely a buzzword. Everyone understood it as the impeccable but unreal tech like the stunts we see in the Avengers movies. But it is real now and it’s up and running. Every industry from Insurance to construction is now becoming heavily reliant on AI. From voice powered personal assistants like Alexa,Siri to fundamental and underlying technologies like behavioral algorithms,suggestive search,it is everywhere. And Artificial Intelligence is gradually crawling its way into the Health Sector and making its presence felt there also.AI already found several areas in healthcare to revolutionize, starting from the design of treatment plans through the assistance in repetitive jobs to medication management and it is only the beginning. Here’s how it’s bringing change-
1). Intelligent Information Gathering and Sensing (IoT);
The most obvious application of artificial intelligence in healthcare is data management.Collecting it,storing it,normalizing it,tracing its lineage-it is the first step in revolutionizing the existing healthcare systems.
2). Intelligent Interaction and Service;
Here AI can interact with patient and give them the same environment as they would have with the real doctor.
3). Intelligent Diagnosis and Care Plans;
Here AI can treat the patient efficiently and can provide all information about the possible solutions for that particular disease.
Here robots take on to assist with the mundane, dangerous, or complex jobs of humans. As with the time, human efficiency may decrease, but not the AI instructed robots. The lower level staff will be replaced by computers that perform their jobs more accurately and efficiently.
5). Intelligent Medical Devices
This will increase the efficiency of medical devices to cope with the doctors and patients to upgrade the quality of treatment.
6). Advanced BI/Analytics
This technology will learn from our data, and how can we predict futures states and act on that knowledge.
Scientists at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods with the AI. This treatment attach biological ‘labels’ to the cancer cells,and those labels enable instruments to detect and identify them.
8). Monitoring Treatment
Health oriented apps using AI tools on handheld devices like phones and watches can be a way of monitoring personal ‘live’ health data.
9). Accuracy In Report
Accuracy in health report is one of the reasons AI is in trend.
But it’s not all good though.AI in healthcare comes with many baggages too.
Medical issues don’t appear in isolation and coordination of care is difficult. Humans complexity is not that simple to make a simple AI algorithm to Solve and understand the actual cause.
- Threat to human Jobs
Strong fear associated with technology displacing human workers. We know human jobs are the most susceptible with the introductions of these technologies.
The high costs for developing, testing, certifying, and implementing can be a barrier.
Artificial Intelligence is of great potential. If it is utilized properly, it can take the world by storm by its wide applications in health sector.