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Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Sector

Artificial intelligence is the smart use of machines in order to mimic human activities. Since it is an advancing field and has shown a tremendous amount of benefits, its development for improving the technology used for the healthcare sector has shown a great level of interest by the researchers.

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As this technology is gaining a lot of significance, its applications are increasing tremendously. However, as for today, the two major applications of AI in the healthcare sector include:

1. Data related application

It is not a hidden fact that the data generated by the healthcare industry is huge. The future of healthcare industries holds more amount of data being generated. Managing these databases by using the current IT systems are becoming more challenging day-by-day. Thus, artificial technology which is one of the most advanced technology could find a great application in data management.

The techniques of artificial intelligence could also be used to track down cyber attacks. Apart from that, it could also find a great application in genome sequencing due to its excellent performance in data mining.

2. Disease-related application

It could not only be used as an essential tool for determining the presence of a disorder but could also be used to detect clinical conditions which could occur in the future.
Apart from that, AI has aimed at improving the lives of patients through developing applications such as a virtual nurse, chatbots, etc. A chatbot is an application designed to recognize diseases by monitoring a person's pattern of speech. However, the applications like Virtual Nurse could help patients to schedule their prescribed medicines, follow up the doctor's appointment as well as seek medical assistance regarding a symptom. However, doctors advice should be considered after considering the advice based on AI.

AI-based technology could prove to be a great tool in prognosis for a number of diseases in the future. This may be due to the fact that could be used to track down symptoms without actually dealing with a medical expert.

The concept of artificial intelligence is novel in healthcare sectors. Therefore, its disadvantages are not well-known. Also, in order to develop healthcare related tools, there is a lot more to be added in the applications of the AI. Apart from that, tools that utilize artificial intelligence need to learn data before managing and interpreting it.


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