9 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Medical FieldRobotic science has always been a basis for Hollywood entertainment, Sci-Fi novels and childhood fantasies. Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept, and while the technology hasn’t advanced to Spielbergian expectations, AI is being used to transform manufacturing, education, business, and even the health care industry. Take a look at some of the ways that AI is improving medicine.
Reduced Mortality Rate
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Saving lives! Well sort of... Artificial intelligence is what gives computers the ability to learn, think, reason, and even understand human emotions, allowing computers to do more then just repetive tasks. No need to worry about highly cognitive robots taking over the workforce. In the medical field, AI is being designed to assist doctors (not replace them) in the effort to reduce the mortality rate among patients awaiting care from specialists. AI could be saving lives simply by being able to recommend prioritizing treatment for a high-risk patient so that they receive necessary attention quicker than someone who isn’t at a high risk, thus reducing the chance for a disease or illness to spread.