Artificial Intelligence – Shifting trends in Indian Healthcare

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Artificial Intelligence is a technological term which deals with machines demonstrating intelligence like humans. Artificial intelligence makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks. Most common day to day examples of AI is voice assistants (Siri, Alexa), self-driving cars, text and other predictions, smart email filtering. etc. Most of the applications of AI are based on the principles of other technologies such as Machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, Big Data etc. Though AI helps machines to think and act in an outperformed way than humans, machines always need humans to train them.

How is Artificial Intelligence helpful?

Artificial intelligence can be termed as the intelligence displayed by machines. It can also be termed as application of human intelligence by machines and computer systems. There have been instances where students from B.Sc Nursing Course and M.Pharm course students have constantly looked for ways to learn AI in order to make a career shift.

Artificial intelligence can be categorized as either weak or strong. Weak artificial intelligence is something that requires human interference and needs constant support in order to find solutions to the problem. Strong artificial intelligence is one that does not require human interference to find the solution to the problem. Virtual assistants such as Siri and Google assistant are a form of weak AI as they constantly need human interference in order to sustain themselves and work efficiently.

A lot of students interested in AI are making the shift from B.Sc Nursing Course and M.Pharm course to artificial intelligence. The career growth in AI only looks to be on the rise.

Although artificial intelligence has been proven to be very useful to businesses, there are a few ethical questions that have been raised with regard to the same. This is because the AI is only as good as the person who has designed it's algorithm and chose the data that was given to it during the training.

Some experts believe that artificial intelligence is widely pursued to be a threat because of the irrational fears that have been installed in people through the popular culture of movies and sci-fi books. The reason of not knowing what exactly AI is, is the main cause of this irrational fear. Artificial intelligence is only targeted towards providing better products and services but not to replace humans and take their jobs.

Artificial intelligence can also be integrated into the teaching system where it not has an adaptable method of teaching to the students but also has a method to keep track of the progress that every student is making. Even the underprivileged people can have access to teaching methods of highly qualified members of any sector of the industry. The prices of teaching and resources required will also drop significantly with the help of artificial intelligence.

Types of AI:

  • Reactive - Reactive algorithms analyse data at hand that is immediately available and make a decision on that. They do not have any memory of the past which is used as part of decision making. They do not use any of the past experience to inform the future decision.
  • Limited - Limited memory algorithms uses data from the past in order to make informed decisions. One of the functions can be seen in self driving cars which uses the past behavior of a vehicle in order to analyse if they would be changing lanes.
  • Theory of Mind - This type of artificial intelligence does not exist. This artificial intelligence takes into account that others have their own intentions, desires and beliefs and creates an outcome with that introspect.
  • Self Awareness - This type of artificial intelligence has self awareness and consciousness. Machines are also self-aware of their state and act accordingly. This type of AI does not exist yet.

Thus, Artificial Intelligence is helpful in various ways for the man-kind and makes the things easier.

Author: Sai Raja M
Sai Raja M is a college student who aspires to be an entrepreneur. 
His primary goal is to help other students choose a more meaningful and relevant career in their life.

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