Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
6. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly applied to healthcare. It has the potential to transform many aspects of patient care and treatment, as well as administrative processes related to healthcare sector. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
Reference: Live Mint
Why the question:
Last month, Alphabet’s artificial intelligence subsidiary, DeepMind, stunned the world of science by presenting something truly spectacular: a snapshot of nearly every existing protein on Earth— 200 million of them. This feat of machine learning could speed the creation of new drugs. It has already upended my own scepticism about the role AI can play in the pharmaceutical industry.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the application of AI in healthcare – treatment as well administrative processes.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Start by defining Artificial intelligence (AI).
First, in brief, write about the factors the myriad of applications of AI.
Next, write about the applications of AI in healthcare sector – in diagnosis, treatment, patient care etc. Substantiate with facts and examples.
Next, write about how AI can play a part in improving healthcare administration. Substantiate with facts and examples.
Conclude with a way forward to harness AI in healthcare.