Artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine is here, and it's advancing at an unprecedented pace. (Raise a bionic hand if you're imagining a robot scooting in to conduct your next checkup.)
In reality, AI is becoming a seamless, behind-the-scenes part of health care, undetected by the patients it serves. Instead, consumers will notice its downstream benefits: faster results, new treatment options, better outcomes and — ironically — a more human experience.
"AI is going to empower health care professionals to delegate some aspects of their job to computers, allowing them to spend more time with patients," says Rickey Carter, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biostatistician. "The goal is not to replace clinicians, but to enhance the shared decision-making process between providers and the people they serve."
AI Meets M.D.
In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes:
A host of AI-related projects are being developed at Mayo to solve complex medical challenges.
Getting to the Heart of What's Possible for AI
Cardiovascular researchers Paul Friedman, M.D.; Peter Noseworthy, M.D.; Suraj Kapa, M.D.; Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D.; Itzhak Zachi Attia; and colleagues are building new AI tools capable of detecting asymptomatic heart disease.
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