The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the health care industry has posted significant growth, and expectations suggest that movement won’t lose steam any time soon.
According to a report published Monday by Verdict, the number of companies bringing AI into health care has risen to 100 in 2017 from less than 20 in 2012.
Research published by Accenture, a global consulting company, suggests the AI health care market could hit roughly $6.6 billion by 2021, a whopping 40-percent surge from its current standing.
Accenture found AI could help save health systems most through robot-assisted surgeries, virtual nursing aids and administrative functions.
London-based DeepMind Technologies, which is owned by Google, is one company looking to develop AI for use in the U.K. health care system.