What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

In popular use, the term describes a computer's ability to mimic intelligence - the capabilities of the human mind. This is demonstrated by the computer understanding and responding to language, making decisions, solving problems, or recognising patterns, and learning from examples and experience.


How is AI used in Healthcare?

In complex areas like healthcare, AI systems are being developed to help make sense of the large volumes of available data. Some examples of how it might be used in the future are: to interpret test results, to predict changes in an individual's health, and contribute to or piece together information in patient records.


How might AI change Healthcare?

It is expected that AI will become an increasingly indispensable tool for the rapid detection and treatment of disease, as well as helping to streamline procedures. It has a huge potential to alleviate some of the challenges that healthcare providers face.  These changes are viewed by some as an opportunity to, but also raise concerns around accountability, transparency, reliability and job roles.