Intelligent automation technologies have risen to the top of everyone’s wish list, with artificial intelligence taking the top spot. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a machine learning model that has thousands of uses within the realm of business, across every major industry. AI’s claim to fame hinges on processing and accomplishing jobs with varying degrees of difficulty that have previously been completed by human input and production.
The term “artificial intelligence” goes all the way back to the 1950s, coined by scientist John McCarthy, but the implementation of the technology has rapidly grown in recent years. The purpose of adding AI to businesses is to quickly and easily include innovative technology to create an impactful experience for customers within their industries. 64% of business owners believe AI can help improve customer experience and relationships, while 54% of businesses already use AI to improve production.
Two specific industries have been leading the charge in incorporating AI into production: healthcare and transportation.
AI in Healthcare
Artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector introduces machine-based learning models to an already well-oiled machine. It helps create a real-time environment of data-based probability and evidence-based medicine that can help provide new levels of comfort for patients, along with new treatment advancements for clinicians.
Diagnosis and Personal Treatment:Using AI can provide individual patients with personalized treatment plans based on specific symptoms and conditions, while taking family history and past treatments into consideration. Path AI, a system used by pathology departments around the world, is an AI system that helps detect cancerous cells and tissue abnormalities, which can lead to early intervention. Companies like Alive Cor provide both medical devices and AI services, with their system being able to detect abnormal heart rhythms and possible cardiac conditions.
Population Health: AI in genetic testing can indicate unique genetic markers and population risk indicators for specific diseases. Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems can sort and structure electronic health records and clinical notes to flag trends related to specific diseases and determine the best course of action for subsequent treatments. This precaution allows for hospitals to prepare for potential influxes of admissions during periods of the year when sicknesses spike.
Outside of the hospital, AI can be used to analyze environmental factors that can affect population health. By gathering and inputting environmental data, travel patterns, and geographical or historical health data, public health officials can determine patterns of spreading diseases and allocated preventative measures early.
Patient Engagement: Considered to be one of the most difficult aspects of healthcare, many doctors struggle to encourage patients to be more proactive within their own healthcare plans. It is imperative for patients to create smart, evidence-based health plans, but many fall into the “noncompliance” category. These patients fail to use prescriptions correctly and neglect proper treatment plans. In a study of 300 healthcare executives, more than 70% said less than 50% of their patients are highly engaged in their treatment.
AI-driven patient portals are the first step health officials are taking to ensure patient engagement and autonomy. These include AI chatbots ready to answer questions and provide health insights 24/7, smart database health record retrieval and appointment setting, and even automated medication management programs.
AI in Transportation
In transportation, AI is being used to meet growing demands in highly populated areas, while improving commuter safety. This AI implementation is continually being tweaked and improved, using commuter behavior, geographic information, routing, and even city infrastructure plans.
Smart Agents: Incorporating AI into traffic sensors can help alert authorities and detect accidents at a faster rate. Taking data from sensors, traffic cameras, and GPS systems, AI algorithms can analyze real time congestion, traffic flow patterns, and potential accidents. These algorithms can also predict infrastructure maintenance, as the system can use sensors and historical records to determine when roads, bridges or curbs need to be fixed.
Urban and Transport Network Planning: Architecting new infrastructure plans requires a deep dive into the social, economic, and environmental factors affecting the surrounding area. Road development and transportation planning can use AI algorithms to look at large quantities of demographic and geographic data to provide the best building and placement options. AI can also help officials and executives plan and optimize public transportation routes, while ensuring more accurate schedules for timely departures and arrivals.
Railroad Trespassing Detection:Leveraging technology made for highway and aviation transportation, many railroad companies can utilize AI software to detect trespassing or obstructions across railroad tracks and create more refined databases for prevention. Systems like Region of Interest (ROI) and Mask-R CNN can look at live feeds and detect disturbances such as people, cars, and derelict trains through object-recognition research. This combination of systems allows for quicker response time to trespassing, as well as providing railroad workers with real-time alerts if anything or anyone is obstructing the rail line.
How Can Resolvit Help?
Even with industry-recognized success stories, jumping into AI can be intimidating for businesses. This emphasizes the need for a skilled team of professionals ready to address business, industry and even client-based aspects that affect critical workflows. At Resolvit, we provide experience, support and comprehensive project management services that drive success, along with full-cycle QA (Quality Assurance), performance, and testing reviews that can help your company smoothly integrate AI into any system. Ready to harness the power of AI and catapult your business into the future? Contact Resolvit today.