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Pushing the Boundaries of Biomedical Sciences with AI and Machine Vision
AI and Machine Vision Create New Possibilities for the Health & Wellbeing of Humans
Biomedical sciences are concerned primarily with the biology of human health and disease. Combining biology and medicine to focus on the health and wellbeing of humans and animal species, biomedical sciences benefit from the development of new AI and machine vision technologies for medical imaging and diagnostics.
Medical machine vision and AI, as a whole, have a bright future. In fact, medical AI applications, tools, and technologies are expected to grow at an outstanding compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.6% between 2019 and 2025 (Big Market Research). It’s estimated that the medical artificial intelligence market will reach $18.12 billion globally over the next five years with deep learning, a core component of computer vision, being the main driving force.
AI and deep learning are being leveraged in medical imaging systems to detect a variety of diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. AI is able to accomplish in minutes what a human would take hours to do. For example, AI facilitates a faster review of the volume of medical images a single procedure may produce. The speedier detection of the pattern associated with the particular disease allows the patient to receive a diagnosis in less time.
Machine vision systems are also leveraging AI to discover more effective and efficient detection and treatment options for prevention and cure of infectious diseases. AI is able to analyze a plethora of data on infectious diseases derived from electronic health records, health exchanges, and other digital sources to identify patterns. This approach to disease surveillance allows for faster disease detection and response to protect public health.
AI and machine vision technologies are working synergistically to enhance the capabilities of the biomedical sciences to understand and protect human and animal health. As the technologies continue to advance, the biomedical sciences are set to make unparalleled breakthroughs to streamline both diagnostics and treatment.
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