Some researchers say that artificial intelligence (AI) will ultimately change the way senior care is done, and many say that it is already changing things this very moment. In the past few years, AI has proven to be valuable both in the healthcare and in aging care field. There are now several apps that seniors and their caregivers can use to make activities of daily life easier. Technological devices and robotic helpers have been created specifically to help seniors.
Don’t be fooled by preconceived notions though; AI doesn’t necessarily mean robots of advanced intelligence functioning as caregivers—not yet anyway. AI is really just a general term that refers to coded algorithms that analyze large sets of data. The algorithms are not human, but they are still able to analyze data intelligently, hence, artificial intelligence.
Scientists say that the main use for AI in medicine will probably be to to input data into a computer that will be able to diagnose a disease or recommend a treatment. It will also be used to make smarter houses with helpful gadgets that can help seniors stay independent and in their homes longer.