What is AI for healthcare?
We can define AI for healthcare as any use of algorithms to enable diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of patients. Healthcare AI falls under the umbrella of Medtech or health tech, a field which also includes non-AI technology used for healthcare. Many healthcare AI applications use natural language processing, computer vision, and deep learning, to emulate and augment the skills of human physicians. In recent years, the AI revolution has begun to affect all branches of healthcare. Normally these technologies are a type of narrow AI, meaning that they are highly specialised algorithms designed to solve one particular problem better or faster than humans.