With AI, the solution is held in its capability to draw “intelligent” inferences based on vast amounts of raw data. Smart devices and robotics are already making tentative inroads to the healthcare marketplace. It is seen with AI across the globe: 63% of healthcare executives worldwide already actively invest in AI technologies, and 74% say they are planning to do so.
The data that fuels AI is at the heart of today’s healthcare delivery, and as more information goes online, it continues to proliferate. Between 2010 and 2015, the amount of stored patient data increased 700%. It is this vast data that is currently being utilised by companies to bring new drugs and cures to patients across the world, or for bots to self-diagnose individuals from the comfort of their own home, leading to less busy hospitals and GP’s. The healthcare industry is currently one of the biggest areas of investment for deep learning and continues to grow and help save lives through its adapting usage.