Artificial and Augmented Intelligence in Health Care: 2018-2019 edition of Health Care Trends
In 1950, Alan Turing authored his classic essay Computing Machinery and Intelligence, which imagines the possibility of computers created for simulating intelligence. It also explores many components now associated with artificial intelligence, including how intelligence might be tested and how machines might automatically learn. In the nineties, technological progress made the task of building systems driven by real-world data more feasible. The concepts of artificial and augmented intelligence (AI) and machine learning have quickly become attractive to health care organizations; however, the related terminologies are not well understood. While many in the health care industry foresee their technological goals hovering over the horizon, plotting a course to get there can be a difficult proposition—especially when the landscape is clouded by marketing hyperbole, confusing vocabulary, technical terminology, and as-yet-undeliverable promises of truly automated insights. This module, produced by the AMA’s Council on Long Range Planning and Development, provides the history, definitions and components, and examples of AI in health care. You will learn how the field of AI may progress, including the identification of opportunities and challenges for physicians. Potential outcomes of health care AI are also presented. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Susan Close at email@example.com.
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