If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
The key to that is a sharper focus on patient outcomes – measuring what works, and doesn't work, in treating patients from one clinic, region and member-state to another. For that, we need more experts – in industry, policy and academia – who help this effort grow across the EU, from one capital to another. Stakeholder groups need mobilising, and interconnecting, across Europe. The old silos in healthcare across Europe need to be dismantled.
In a new study released on Friday, researchers used artificial intelligence and eye-imaging techniques to diagnose two leading causes of blindness worldwide: age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. They taught a computer algorithm what early eye scans looked like for those two diseases, and also taught it what a normal eye looks like. With each exposure, the artificial intelligence learned more about the differences between them. Eventually, they showed the computer a random assortment of eye scans–healthy as well as diseased. The machine could tell which was which just as well as the experts.