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How does artificial intelligence (AI) advance the understanding of asthma?

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March 26, 2021
Artificial intelligence plays a prominent role in everyone's life. Probably most people don't realize how many forms and areas it can be used in. The current level of advancement of AI allows us to automate complicated or hard-to-understand tasks, as well as find meaningful and previously unnoticed cues.
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What is AI?

We can describe artificial intelligence as a set of specific algorithms. One of them that revolutionized our lives is machine learning (ML). Language recognition, image retrieval, handwriting recognition, or weather prognosis are just a few examples of the skills of today’s artificial intelligence. With the current capabilities of AI, it would be advisable to concentrate on skills that can be implemented in the medical field. Such an ability shows a big potential, which can be used for diagnosis, treatment, and predicting outcomes in several clinical scenarios. For chronic diseases like asthma, using solutions offered by AI provides a more effective diagnosis, but the most important thing is that this creates an opportunity to accelerate healing processes.

How is AI being used to treat chronic diseases?

AI with access to online databases can give physicians access to thousands of diagnostic resources. Using this tool on a larger scale leads to improvements in both: diagnosis and treatment initiation. Often, a patient may have multiple symptoms that are related to different conditions in terms of genetic and physical characteristics, and as a result, the diagnosis can be significantly delayed. The solutions provided by AI are not only characterized by efficiency but also provide quantitative as well as qualitative data based on feedback, thereby improving the accuracy of early detection, diagnosis, treatment plan, and outcome prediction. By being able to identify triggers early, it is possible to reduce the risk of exacerbations, as well as increase control of the disease. AsthmaAI System developed by FindAir is an example of artificial intelligence deployed in the field of asthma to help patients and doctors analyze data. Collected data is processed with an array of machine learning and statistical analysis methods. The main task of the system is to recognize the triggers for an asthma attack and predict asthma exacerbations in real-time.

Read more: Real World Evidence – access to valuable data with smart inhalers

The future of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence plays an important role in the current world and has a huge impact on our lives in many fields. Certainly, the number of medical mistakes will be decreasing as AI can notice things that humans can’t. With this technology, there is an opportunity to provide more accurate diagnosis or to create a relevant treatment plan.

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