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) …
From artificial intelligence (AI) to data-driven insights, technological innovations are increasingly being sought for the health care system, carrying the promise of improvements in disease management, quality of life and ways of delivering care . What does this future look like and what impact will it have on those involved in health care delivery? This October, The King's Fund are hosting an exciting event that will hear various voices exploring topical issues at the intersection of AI, data and health care. Their speakers will separate myth from reality and give practical examples of how emerging technologies might be used. Gemserv are pleased to announce that our Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Ivana Bartoletti, is one of the expert speakers and will be closing this event.
Voice-powered technologies such as Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana, are changing the way people shop, drive cars, and manage their homes. Studies have suggested that, by 2020, 50% of all searches will be conducted by voice and smart speakers are expected to reach 55% of U.S. households by 2022. It is no different for physicians. In a nationwide survey of pediatricians conducted by Boston Children's Hospital (not yet published), 62% of respondents said they have used voice-assistant technology, and one-third own, and use, at least one "smart speaker." Simple voice-dictation software such as Dragon that is used to capture clinical notes in electronic medical records is now fairly common in clinical settings.