Bright Future! as AI Continues to change the healthcare

What does the future hold? as AI Continues to change the healthcare sector, improving patient safety and lots more!

Artificial intelligence has brought optimism in terms of technological advancement, since inception as a field of study in 1995, and lately, AI has been disrupting and changing many field of study including healthcare.

What is artificial intelligence?

AI is a branch of computer science which is a branch of science that deals with the study of machines mimicking human intelligence. AI can also be used when referring to machines demonstrating or mimicking human intelligence.

When machines carry out cognitive human functions such as learning, decision making and problem-solving they said to be artificially intelligent.


AI has brought great reduction in the in the way and manner medical personnels and doctors take decision, nowadays the decisions are more precise, and acurrate.

The use of AI in healthcare has greatly reduced the work load on medical personnel, Artificial intelligent machines can take decisions with little or no human interference.

Artificial intelligence in healthcare involves the use of complex algorithms and software, to mimic human cognition in the analysis, interpretation, recognition and comprehension of complicated healthcare data.

An estimated 40,000 to 80,000 deaths occur each year in U.S. hospitals related to misdiagnosis, and an estimated 12 million Americans suffer a diagnostic error each year in a primary care setting—33% of which result in serious or permanent damage or death.

from a  study conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the data confirm that inaccurate diagnosis is the No. 1 cause of serious medical errors

Before what I will call the “AI revolution” doctors and medical personnel, relies on conventional methods of diagnoses, which from the data above may be inaccurate sometimes.

Changing the game

 Google AI statistics show that the company’s deep learning prediction algorithm correctly diagnoses suspected tumors 89% of the time by analyzing medical heatmaps.

google AI

the use of 22 healthcare AI tools will generate annual revenue of $8.6 billion by 2025, based on the current usage trends. The scope of global revenue will also go beyond $34 billion

report by Tractica,

From the above statistics, we can say that AI is really changing healthcare services, the use of artificially intelligent machines has continued to improve the accuracy of diagnoses, and also the market for AI will also continue to grow, creating new jobs and outdating existing jobs.




Let us highlight some of the ways in which AI is currently being applied in the ever changing healthcare sector.

.AI CHANGING MEDICAL SCIENCE- The Adam and Eve Breakthrough

studies reveal that it costs about $2.6 billion to put each drug through clinical trials, and only 10% of those drugs are successfully brought to market.

with thousands of hours spent on researching and developing new drugs, the process of creating new and effective drugs can be said to be relatively slow.

However, with the application of AI-based solution biopharmaceutical companies are now growing in accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency.

In 2007, a major breakthrough in drug development was made when researchers gave a Robot named Adam the task of researching functions of yeast, Adam was able to access public database to score billions of data point. Adam was able to hypothesize about the 19 functions of genes within the yeast, predicting 9 new and accurate hypothesis, while Adams robotic partner Eve, discovered that triclosan, a common ingredient in toothpaste, can combat malaria-based parasites.


AI is also increasing the access to healthcare services, such is clearly shown in the chatbot developed by Babylon health of   New York, the chatbot provides a personalized and interactive healthcare session, by streamlining the review of the patient’s symptoms, the chatbot can either recommend a virtual meeting or a face to face meeting with medical personnel.

Other AI-powered chatbots have been developed with the ability to scan patients survey answers and connect them with the right medical personnel.


Medical science, just like the energy industry is a major source of Big Data. Harnessing and using this data is a major concern for medical practitioners, valuable information might sometimes be lost, this inability to access and use the right data has resulted to various drawdowns such as delays in the development of new drugs and proper medical diagnosis. Using AI, Tempus a company in Chicago, USA is collecting and analyzing data in virtually everything from genetic sequencing to image recognition, which gives medical scientists better insights to treatments and cure.


One of the challenges of surgery is the complication that usually arises during operation, this complications due to human error and oversight may lead to severe consequences and possibly the death of the patient.

However, the market for Robotics is currently skyrocketing, in Medical sciences and healthcare, robot-assisted surgery is gaining popularity, robotic arms are equipped with surgical pieces of equipment and HD cameras and with the skill and knowledge of a surgeon.

Most robotic surgical arms provide the surgeon with a 3D image of the operated area as the surgeon seats on the robotic console, these robots provide real-time information which human will otherwise not have. Increasing the speed and accuracy of operation, increasing safety while saving cost. Robotic surgery has also been found to reduce pain and surgical complications.

AI and the Changing Future of Medical Science

Looking at the various advances so far in the use of AI in the field of medical science one can easily beat their chest and say “yes, the future is bright” truly the future of AI in medical sciences is very bright.

The future of AI in medical Sciences may include the development of new drugs to combat diseases with unknown cure, answering phone calls, recording and documenting health related problems. reading radiology images, making clinical diagnoses and recommending the best treatment plans. In the future, it maybe possible for to develop what I will call “Robodoc”

Robo-doc will be artificially intelligent, such that it will be able to talk with patients , access patients medical files, access  billions of data as they relate to patients illness, dragonize and recommend the best possible treatment for illness with better accuracy than humans.

Conclusively, AI has come to stay, patients should learn and start acepting AI based Medical solutions as studies have shown that AI has a very big role to play in the future and development of healthcare and medical sciences.

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