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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

What is artificial intelligence (AI)?

Artificial intelligence is a technology that provides human-like intelligence without human involvement. In the healthcare industry, AI acts as a healthcare provider without requiring any healthcare provider engagement.  

AI includes augmented intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation and natural language processing. AI exhibits tremendous growth potential since AI technologies continue to evolve.   

What is the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented intelligence (AI)? 

Artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence (AI) are similar technologies in that they both make healthcare more efficient; however, there is a significant difference between them. While artificial intelligence operates without the input of humans, augmented intelligence relies on human involvement. Augmented intelligence is increasingly used in place of artificial intelligence because it more accurately describes what many people think of as AI.  

Why is artificial intelligence (AI) important to healthcare?

Artificial intelligence is important because it can independently analyze healthcare information, such as scans, and provide crucial medical insights to physicians. In this way, AI helps physicians to make decisions faster and more precisely.