You might remember some years ago when, in writing a research paper, you probably had to go to the library to browse the stacks for books on a particular topic or even more recently, the Internet made more available what you were looking for via browser search to speed up the task of locating articles for an assignment. Today, that seems like ancient history, because AI (artificial intelligence) has created a lightning speed process of locating information instantly.
For example, you could research healthcare issues of vital importance. Often the Washington Post publishes articles on rare physical disorders that stump doctors until a resourceful patient plows through the Internet to locate hidden, isolated case studies of one’s personal health challenge.
This is when AI could rescue such a person with a program like Arterys. “Our dream is to bring data-driven medicine to every patient, regardless of where they live. As long as you have access to the web, you have access to Arterys.” – from their website under Mission – Transform Healthcare. The company started in Stanford University by a small group of graduate students, “searching for a way to make medicine better, faster, and more precise.” They used cloud computing to intersect with “cutting edge medical image acquisition”, thereby creating a tool for physicians to make best possible diagnoses and decisions for treatment.
Another example is that of Iris.ai. “This is Iris.ai, your AI Science Assistant that semi-automates the discovery and literature review of your research process. In this video we’ll introduce you to the Exploration and Focus tools and show you how to use them” – taken from the YouTube summary statement. Once registered on the website, a researcher simply types in the topic of interest and up comes the process of locating the information of interest. This is AI to the rescue.
Of course, there will be initial fees for access to such AI tools but the reward these websites provide is well worth the cost of use by serious inquirers. The creators of these services earn the investment in learning more about vital information.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest important values of AI is its ability to find data in countless areas of interest. Even though Google is a resource for unlimited research topics, AI is the ultimate tool of Information Technology. The marvel is that so many companies and businesses have created websites to hone in on precision areas of research to help professionals reach every corner of customers’ needs.
Artificial Intelligence is today’s scientific advancement in Information Technology, not to be feared that it will take over our ability to think but rather to speed up our thinking to more quickly unfold and learn about the world we live in. We truly need the speed to AI to provide a healthier, safer, and better way of living.