As an industry defined by the relationship between patient and carer, at first glance it may seem incongruous to nudge healthcare towards a robotic future. In fact, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to completely reshape the health industry, offering greater support to human capabilities and allowing healthcare organizations to deliver higher-quality services more efficiently. AI is a broad term for computer systems that can "think" and act like humans. They can sense their environment, absorb information, learn from past experience, make decisions and take action. AI has transformative power for two reasons: the explosive growth in data, coupled with huge computational advances and processing speeds.
This was a missing person mystery that held Australia spellbound, writes Trevor Marshallsea. The Tromp family were by all accounts a normal, hard-working household. Mark Tromp, 51, and wife Jacoba, 53, had established a successful redcurrant farm and earth-moving business at their property in Silvan, on the outskirts of the Victorian capital, Melbourne. But with little warning, on Monday 29 August they and their three adult children - Riana, 29, Mitchell, 25, and Ella 22 - got into a car and headed north. They didn't just leave their family farm, they had fled.
Artificial Intelligence has been around for quite some time and its potential to transform our lives has been frequently debated. Powered by the growth of abilities in computational hardware and related algorithm development, AI research programs have ebbed and flowed. The use of AI in healthcare in India is steadily increasing with new startups and large ICT companies providing AI solutions to combat healthcare challenges in the country. The companies are offering a broad scope of solutions including automation of medical diagnosis, automated analysis of medical tests, detection and screening of diseases, wearable sensor based medical devices and monitoring equipment, patient management systems, predictive healthcare diagnosis and disease prevention. A challenge has been cited quite often while developing these solutions.
Artificial intelligence simplifies the lives of patients, doctors and hospital administrators by performing tasks that are typically done by humans, but in less time and at a fraction of the cost. One of the world's highest-growth industries, the AI sector was valued at about $600 million in 2014 and is projected to reach a $150 billion by 2026. Whether it's used to find new links between genetic codes or to drive surgery-assisting robots, artificial intelligence is reinventing -- and reinvigorating -- modern healthcare through machines that can predict, comprehend, learn and act. Check out these 32 examples of AI in healthcare. In 2015, misdiagnosing illness and medical error accounted for 10% of all US deaths. In light of that, the promise of improving the diagnostic process is one of AI's most exciting healthcare applications.
A nurse avatar named "Molly" who regularly talks with patients about their symptoms and medical needs. Voice-recognition software that helps physicians document clinical encounters. A prescription drug-monitoring platform that can detect patients' opioid misuse. Systems that analyze millions of medical images to help physicians diagnose and predict diseases. Robots that extend the reach of surgeons.