© Arjun Panesar 2019
Arjun PanesarMachine Learning and AI for Healthcare https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3799-1_1

1. What Is Artificial Intelligence?

Arjun Panesar1 
Coventry, UK

“Knowledge on its own is nothing, but the application of useful knowledge? That's powerful.”


Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered, once again, to be one of the most exciting advances of our time. Virtual assistants can determine our music tastes with remarkable accuracy, cars are now able to drive themselves, and mobile apps can reverse diseases once considered to be chronic and progressive.

Many people are surprised to learn that AI is nothing new. AI technologies have existed for decades. It is, in fact, going through a resurgence—and it is being driven ...

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