We should grateful to have AI around
AI is facilitating major advances in healthcare
When looking at healthcare in 2020, managing COVID-19 has been a major focus – and AI has been fighting the pandemic alongside us. Using machine learning algorithms, AI is able to take data from a variety of seemingly disconnected sources such as news reports, airline information, and healthcare data and connect the dots to create meaningful insights we can use. In relation to COVID-19, AI has been helping us forecast what further spread is going to look like, and tracking its development around the world.
A large issue with COVID-19 has been the strain that the sheer number of cases is putting on already overworked healthcare professionals. AI has been able to relieve some of that burden, taking care of routine data collection and filing, freeing up time for other higher value activities. AI allows for contactless screening of COVID-19 cases, and helps make virtual diagnoses more straightforward and accurate.
The benefits and uses above apply to healthcare beyond COVID-19. Throughout the healthcare field, AI is assisting doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals make better diagnoses and faster decisions on a course of treatment, based on the large amount of data that currently exists. AI allows doctors to pinpoint effective drugs that may have otherwise been overlooked, and can identify higher risk individuals before any human can.
Finally, AI is great at administrative work taking over the repetitive tasks within healthcare that would take a human precious hours to finish.
AI is available 24/7
If you’ve ever needed an urgent answer from a customer service department at 2 am, you probably already appreciate the 24/7 availability of artificial intelligence. As technology advances and companies develop even more intuitive chatbots, AI will become a truly viable solution to customer service problems at any hour of the day. On top of being available all the time, AI is very good at multitasking, able to handle multiple queries at once, which is especially good for customer service teams at high volume call times of the year, such as the holidays.
In the manufacturing world or in other physically demanding jobs, AI and robotics can function 24/7, without requiring the daily rest periods or regular time off that humans do, increasing productivity.
AI makes everyday life easier… and safer
From smart homes to virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to GPS, AI is there to assist us with routine tasks. It makes our lives easier in ways that we already take for granted.
AI is becoming smarter when it comes to making custom recommendations that really fit individual needs. From movie, food, and music suggestions to recommended products on eCommerce websites, AI is helping us figure out what we want – sometimes before we even know what that is. That recommended playlist on Spotify you absolutely love? You can thank artificial intelligence for it. AI is even helping us in our love lives by matching us with the most suitable partners via dating apps.
AI also helps make life easier in the literal sense when applied to smart manufacturing, extremely labor-intensive work, and dangerous practices, like bomb diffusion or mining. All these fields are influenced by human limitations, and robotics powered by AI leaves those limitations behind.