Implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Dynamics of Medical Education and Care: A Perspective JI01-JI02
Dr. Tripti K Srivastava,
Professor, Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) applies to the development of systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans. The AI era is likely to profoundly impact present system of Health care. Large data storing, processing and its interpretation through Electronic Medical records (EMRs) indicate great potential benefit to health services. Devices are likely to outperform humans, more so cognitively; and coming to terms with this fact require physicians to brace themselves to practice in a technologically enhanced environment. In near future, AI is likely to take a central place in health care with everything revolving round its mechanics. The era of AI envisages new roles of a physician and health professionals should realise the importance of being efficient in interacting with these machines in an efficient manner. Patient psychology and empathy shall take a central place in patient care and budding doctors should be braced with such relevant competencies. Accordingly, AI needs to find a suitable place within the curriculum of medical education that deals with technology, interactive learning environments and managing AI systems. It is also imperative that medical teachers realise the potential of AI on health care and are suitably equipped to train these emerging concepts to future doctors.