2020 was the year of the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu more than a century ago. The health industry was (and still is) overburdened. Health workers are at risk of becoming infected, overworked, and fatigued. If the healthcare system is overburdened, patients with other diseases and conditions that require emergency care cannot get the treatment they need.

The use of AI helps to automate certain medical tasks, such as triage and diagnosis of patients. Artificial intelligence is also already being used to analyze medical records to better assess high-risk people and those who may have something that was missed during previous clinic visits.

Artificial intelligence stands guard over human health. It will help reduce exposure to disease and prioritize care for those who need it. AI is also helping to identify abnormalities that, among other things, can lead to more effective disease prevention.

Google’s Deep Mind has already created a unique AlphaFold 2, capable of recreating the three-dimensional structure of amino acid DNA. Thanks to this, scientists can understand diseases faster and create new pharmaceuticals for the most effective treatments.

Medical professionals are already using artificial intelligence to scan X-rays and MRI scans. AI can help detect diseases and other health problems. AI is also being used in the home to maintain health. There are robots with artificial intelligence that control the timing of medication, monitor conditions, and help with the everyday life of, particularly severely ill patients.

The DaVinci system is another prime example of the integration of AI into the medical sphere of our lives. This robot, which is considered the standard for robotic surgery, has been around for 18 years. Of course, it is more of a tool that requires the involvement of a surgeon. But modern medicine is advancing in the development of robots with artificial intelligence that can act independently.

Voice assistants also help take care of your health. Not only can they analyze the symptoms of an ailment, but they can also even call an ambulance or make an appointment with a doctor.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can better understand a person’s health as well as develop preventive measures to reduce the risk of spreading disease. Thanks to AI, doctors can remotely monitor the health status of their patients, thereby promoting teleconsultations and remote treatment.

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