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AI brings a longer, healthier tomorrow to many
By Marcus Ranney  |  Mar 30, 2023
AI brings a longer, healthier tomorrow to many
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When AI’s abilities and potential come to mind, often it is robotics, advanced technology, and headline-grabbing models like ChatGPT that glean most attention, as well as worries over AI stealing jobs, but AI’s role in improving health and extending lifespans is more consequential and - literally - life changing.

MUMBAI - Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of people’s lives today - everyone uses AI whenever ordering food, shopping online, or even watching their favorite TV shows. However, one of AI’s most interesting use cases is in healthcare - not only does it help in early diagnosis and advanced treatment of various illnesses, but it also supports preventive healthcare and personalized care management, particularly for older adults.

By using simple consumer wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers, people already have the tools they need to take charge of their lifestyles by tracking their daily step counts, oxygen saturation levels, and even heart rates. Furthermore, AI-enabled devices also assist medical professionals in predicting certain patterns, further helping them understand the right line of treatment.

Covid-19 has further accelerated and firmed up AI’s role in healthcare - a good example is Wipro’s tool that helped detect Covid-19, pneumonia, and regular cases using chest X-rays or computed tomography scan images. This technology is extremely efficient. It can share information about each image within just five seconds. Tools like these are also particularly helpful in detecting the extent of lung damage.

Similarly, AI has been a huge blessing in detecting cancer in its early stages. According to the American Cancer Society, mammograms have a high occurrence of false positives, with about one in two healthy women incorrectly diagnosed with cancer. With AI, however, the translation of mammograms is 30 times faster and can be done with 99 percent accuracy.

AI-enabled medical devices and wearables can also curb the progress of early-stage heart disease. With regular monitoring, certain patterns can be predicted to treat the illness early

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