What is AI?
AI or Artificial Intelligence is the process by which those in the fields of science and engineering have created machines that can do the job of able-bodied humans. Scientists and engineers invented AI machines hoping they would produce error free work and reduce the need for human workers. Furthermore, there is a perception that AI produces safer routes and outcomes for complex medical procedures that have in the past had an unacceptable margin of error.
How is AI effecting the healthcare industry at present?
At present, artificial intelligence is constantly improving the overall outlook of the healthcare industry (see this expert piece from Cody Moxam). With keyhole surgery and machine learning, AI is significantly impacting the quality of healthcare and life of the patients. Patient diagnoses are clearer with the help of 3D imagining in breast examinations and more doctors and hospitals are relying in new technology to pave the way towards better outcomes in the short term and a higher success rate in future treatments.
What are the potential future outcomes of AI in the healthcare industry?
The future of artificial intelligence looks bright. With advancing technology, it is likely that we will see new technologies like:
– Total machine surgeries without a doctor’s assistance. With the current technological research, fully automated surgery is possible.
– Advanced technology to predict traits and diseases at birth. With DNA science improving daily it is highly probable that trait and disease prediction will integrate into the healthcare industry.
– Instant blood tests from AI machines. With constant automation improvements there is the high probability that we will see instant blood testing to allow a quicker treatment time and longevity of patients.
– Personal medical machines. With AI we will probably see our own personal doctoring machines. Imagine the convenience of seeing an AI doctor in your own home.
– Longevity in humans. There is plenty of research to show that proper health care and diets impact the age we live to, but with AI we could see a technology that acts as a fountain of youth. There is not the suggestion being broached that we as a society will live forever, but with AI we will see some longer life expectancy due in part to the embracement of new healthcare technologies.
The future for healthcare looks bright with AI by its side, but we still need more research if we want anything of the ideas in this article move from viable to a reality. AI is the way forward for the sake of all humanity.