With the development of AI, machine learning and deep learning, scientists are applying computing technology to the medical field to save thousands of lives.
People can now use a smartphone to detect cancer, and a smartwatch can identify signs of stroke. This cutting-edge technology is becoming more versatile and can be easily applied with the flick of a finger.
AI to enhance medical professions
In Copenhagen, an AI software called Corti has been developed to provide real time information for emergency service dispatchers. It analyzes conversations and provides dispatchers with on-screen medical information. The information has proved to be effective for accurate diagnoses even in a critical and hectic situations.
Such collaboration is effective because AI is not used to replace humans but to enhance their work instead. Unlike an autonomous system, Corti and medical professionals work together. While the AI provide the dispatchers with relevant and vital information, it is always the human who makes the final call. As such, Corti has proven to increase citizes’ chance of survival in critical circumstances.
With open source, AI is going EVERYWHERE to save lives
An AI program called RadiO has been developed to aid cancer detection. With deep learning, it helps doctors look for lung cancer symptoms in radiology scans. The greatest perk of RadiO is that it is open source. It is available for anyone in the world to be used.
With the AI algorithms provided, doctors and medical professionals will be able to detect lung cancer quickly and accurately. The processed data will be used to further enhance the usefulness of the AI software.
AI in the medical field, an ideal development model?
While there have been predictions that AI will replace a number of jobs, the development of AI has shown a different possibility. Although powerful, AI will perhaps assume an assisting role in the future.