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Artificial Intelligence revolutionising Healthcare in India: All we need to know

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AI feeds off what we call machine learning, that is nothing but training a computer brain on a specific problem set. Almost like how the human mind learns from birth as it is exposed to the world.

Artificial intelligence or our capability of inventing systems that can think, create and act better and faster than humans has become a buzzword that everyone knows about. AI for medicine, AI for finance, AI for auto, we all seem to know and be fearful for the role of AI in next stage of human and industrial evolution.

So, why is AI important in this time and age?

Is it because the world is growing so rapidly in terms of our demands and we are not able to keep up with the pace of meeting those demands, as manual operations are inefficient? Or is it getting rid of human errors in execution? To me it is both, speed of execution and accuracy of results. It is fair to say that humans are born with limitations. Our minds as brilliant, but they cannot process information faster than supercomputers and execute on tasks with femtosecond capabilities needed to execute on millions of decisions needed every second in every industry to serve the growing human race.

Now let me ask a question, why do we need hyper decision making, and quick results, why are we now in a stage of human evolution where speed is everything?

Throughout human evolution on Planet Earth whenever humans have faced problems we have developed solutions to address those problems by sheer ingenuity that usually comes from prior knowledge and trial and error. Now imagine, the last 300 years or so in your minds, the rate of invention from the basic scientific discoveries to the invention of light bulb, automobiles, manufacturing systems has been so rapid that our brains have been learning and evolving extremely rapidly. From the development of the first basic computer code to the invention of smartphones that happened over a time period of mere 50 years or so, has changed how we think and behave. We do not realize but our minds are now influenced by enormous amounts of global data that make us behave and react in certain ways and patterns.

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