The Benefits Of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence is currently one of the most debated topics regarding technology in today’s society. Perhaps being such a controversial topic because currently, humanity is not simply able to comprehend the new technologies arising. According to Samuel Arbesman, author of Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension, humanity is living in a world “in which we are building systems that can’t be grasped in their totality or held in the mind of a single person” and even the engineers, according to Aaron Frank, a speaker and writer for Singularity University, do not always completely grasp how the technology works (Frank). This is why many companies and industries are reluctant to use such new technologies in the workplace,…show more content…
For instance, ultrasound imaging devices have impacted medical professionals enormously. Allowing physicians to see the body’s internal organs, it is a vital way in determining problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue, however the machine still has to be operated by the doctor to be used (Benefits of Ultrasound technology). Optimal technology however, would operate independently. Some medical professionals believe that artificial intelligence could potentially be the answer. Unlike ordinary technology, artificial intelligence is “able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages” (English Oxford Dictionary). Artificial intelligence comes in multiple forms however, from computer programs and algorithms, to functioning robots. In the article titled, “Extra Sensory Perception” Gershon Dublon, a PH.D student at M.I.T. Media Lab, addresses the benefits from an environment surrounded with Artificial Intelligence. Referring to an experiment performed by M.I.T. Media Lab, named DoppelLab, Dublon explains the benefits of technology in the working environment. This DoppelLab, a virtual application, takes collected data from sensors placed throughout an environment and…show more content…
In a recent study done by hospitalcompare, only 67% of patients recommend their hospital to others. The study also found that 25% of patients felt that communicating with their nurse was difficult or uncomfortable. “Poor communication is a major source of medical errors,” says Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She warns that,“if doctors are not listening carefully”, then “patients may not bring up important information” that could potentially be vital to their care (Pear). According to Doug Salvador, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer of Maine Medical Center, hospitals were once, “trusted friends”, “But there has been a relative decline in positive feeling about hospitals, because of all the attention to medical errors, the fear of hospital-acquired infections and the commercialization of medicine” (Pear). Establishing artificial intelligence in hospitals however, could potentially change the negative environment and treatment that patients experience in hospitals. As said by Michael Williams, president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, “Reducing ER wait times, improving surgical workflows – those are key to improving the patient experience, and AI has a real role to play” (Weintraub). Not only will
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