According to Technopedia:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include:

  • Speech recognition
  • Learning
  • Planning
  • Problem-solving

The field of artificial intelligence is one that can be applicable to many professions. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of the art of the possible. Whether it is the IBM Watson engine playing chess, to the more Hollywood type of AI we are seeing in movies/shows such as iRobot, Westworld and Ex-Machina, the possibilities are exciting.

For field responders, AI is being investigated for how it can be used in decision-making processes.

Particularly, the Hastings Country paramedic team is all-in on technological advancements for first responders. Read more about how they are looking into the possibilities of AI to assist paramedics with the decision making process.

Moreover, companies are building hardware with AI capabilities to assist ambulances and paramedics.

MedyMatch Technology and Samsung NeuroLogica have teamed up to help paramedics and EMTs more quickly and accurately assess stroke patients in prehospital environments.

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There are going to be trust issues with the use of AI in critical tasks that could be a matter of life and death, but if the success rate of these AI tools/software systems continues to grow so will the trust and thus become a valuable aid. One that can replace the human by providing solutions to answers accurately and faster.