International Journal of Modern Computation, Information and Communication Technology

ISSN 2581-5954

November 2018, Vol. 1, Issue 6, p. 103-110.​​

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – A Review 
N. Murali¹, N. Sivakumaran²*
¹International College of Business and Technology, Biomedical Science Department, No. 36, De Kretser Place, Bambalapitiya Colombo 04
²School of Science, Edulink International Campus, No 6, Glen Aber Place, Bambalapitiya, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail:    


Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as a field of science and engineering concerned about the computational comprehension of what is commonly called intelligent behavior, and with the creation of artifacts that exhibit such behavior. It is the subfield of computer science. AI turning into a well known field in computer science as it has enhanced the human life in many areas. AI has recently surpassed human performance in several domains, and there is great hope that in healthcare. AI may allow for better prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Major disease areas that use AI tool include cancer, neurology, cardiology and diabetes. Review contains the current status of AI applications in healthcare. AI can also be used to automatically spot problems and threats to patient safety, such as patterns of sub- optimal care or outbreaks of hospital-acquired illness with high accuracy and speed. A few ongoing researches of AI applications in healthcare that provide a view of a future where healthcare delivery is more unified, human experiences. This review will also explore how AI and machine learning can save lives by helping individual patients.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Computer; Data; Diseases; Healthcare; Robots.


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