AI innovations have had a significant impact on the healthcare industry, sparking a lively debate on whether AI doctors would someday take the place of human doctors. While AI can undoubtedly help doctors make better clinical judgements or even replace human judgement in some functional areas of healthcare (like radiography), we do not expect that human doctors will be replaced by computers in the near future.
- AI has the ability to address significant health challenges, but may be constrained by the quality of accessible wellness data and by AI’s inability to exhibit some human characteristics.
- AI is being used or tested for a variety of healthcare and research purposes, including the early identification of disease, dealing with chronic illnesses, providing medical care, and the search for drugs.
Healthcare businesses are starting to experiment with the use of AI for decision-making, revenue growth, and other business requirements as a result of its recent rise in popularity. Healthcare providers are on the verge of a new age where artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be a significant growth driver (Bajpai & Wadhwa, 2021; Insider Intelligence, 2023).