Artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry: How AI is shaping the future

Sep 29, 2019News

Services and products delivery across various sectors has been affected by technology and science innovation, and healthcare is not an exception. In recent years, the introduction of AI (artificial intelligence) received an extemporary welcome in the industry.

AI is still a new technology, and it has not yet explored the industry to its full potential. However, even at its infant stage, it is still applicable in various aspects of the healthcare industry. Some of the common sectors that apply the use of AI include medical research institutes, hospitals, and health insurance. It is also involved in information and data management in regards to healthcare.

AI tools application in medical diagnosis is linked to its ability to identify trends and analyze large data volume. The tools are also adapted to determine condition development from medical images and analyzing health records too.

Several ethics regulates the healthcare sector. They are therefore required to show at most human empathy during the provision of healthcare services. On the other hand, machines are mere without any morality form. Irrespective of the AI tools efficiency, its involvement poses a threat to the morality of healthcare. With tight work ethics, therefore, the systems and AI tools involvement can lead to unethical direction hence contribute to adverse outcomes. If doctors are introducing AI into their workflow, it helps them to operate within their work ethics and minimize risks. The AI application in healthcare is aligned with AI World Society (AIWS) Ethics and Practices Index to promote AI development for more transparency and avoiding bias to help people achieve well-being and happiness.

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