The medical sector is emerging as a prominent floor for AI research and applications, and the technology's rise impacts nearly all areas across the industry.
FREMONT, CA: The power of artificial intelligence(AI) is echoing across many industries, but its impact on the medical sector is genuinely life-changing. With its ability to mimic human cognitive function, AI is bringing a paradigm shift in the industry. AI growth is gearing towards improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. According to a study, the AI investment in the sector will reach $6.6 billion by 2021.
• Personal Virtual Health Assistant
People across the world use a smartphone, and they are likely to have their virtual assistants on their mobile devices. Advanced AI algorithms are powering these virtual assistants to provide massive value to the users. AI-driven healthcare applications can also act as a personal healthcare assistant. They offer medication alerts, human-like interactions, and assistance to patients when the doctor is not available.
The use of AI in radiology is another relevant field in healthcare. It can examine medical images like X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and can provide feedback on what it thinks a human eye can miss. Thus making medical imaging much more accurate and useful and with reduced chances of errors.
• Precision Medicine
When used AI, it is possible to spot cancer and vascular diseases at a very early stage. Also, it can predict the health issues the patients might face based on their genes. AI is helping with the medical parts machining and delivering exceptional results.
• Healthcare Bots
AI is also gaining traction in the customer service domain, facilitating customers to interact with AI bots on the website through a chat window or via telephone. Healthcare bots can be used to schedule appointments with the doctor and help patients with their medication as well. They can also improve customer service by offering around the clock assistance.
Above are just sample solutions AI is offering the medical sector. As innovation pushes the capabilities of AI, more solutions will take the stage to save time, lower costs, and increase accuracy.