BLOG ARTICLE | By The Simplyhealth Team
|BLOG ARTICLE|||||By The Simplyhealth Team||09th October 2018|
Artificial intelligence might seem like a far-off, futuristic concept. But in reality, it’s here and it’s now. We were delighted to speak on this topic at EB Live last week, discussing how AI is being used for health, in business and, what the opportunities are for supporting employee health and wellbeing. Read on for the full story.
Artificial intelligence can be defined as, ‘the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.’
What does this actually mean? Well, it’s likely you will have heard of one of these examples. There is Amazon’s Alexa that can tell you a joke, add items to your shopping list, and turn on your lights. The Nest thermostat that will program itself based on your daily routine to help you become more energy efficient. A Tesla car can drive itself. Netflix will give you recommendations on what you might like to watch next. AI is already a very real part of our everyday lives.
Just last month Apple announced its latest Apple Watch model. Billed as the ‘must-have health companion,’ it comes with the first-ever built-in ECG. It can warn wearers of abnormal heart rhythms associated with serious medical conditions. Pretty amazing for a wristwatch.
Artificially intelligent solutions are also rapidly becoming an important part of the healthcare system. We are already seeing these technologies being used for:
Current use of AI goes even further than this. Forward-thinking businesses are employing AI tech for a number of tasks: