Artificial Intelligence (AI) is devoted to create computer software and hardware that imitates the human mind. The main goal of AI technology is to make computers smarter by creating software that will allow a computer to mimic some of the functions of the human brain in selected applications. Applications of AI technology include; general problem solving, expert systems, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, and knowledge discovery. All of these applications employ knowledge base and inference techniques to solve problems or help make decisions in specific domains.
This talk discusses the potential role of AI for developing intelligent healthcare and medical systems. Three most popular computational intelligence techniques are discussed namely; case-based reasoning, ontological engineering, and data mining. Moreover, the talk addresses the challenges faced by the knowledge engineers in developing intelligent healthcare systems. In addition, the talk presents some applications developed by the author and his colleagues for cancer, heart, brain tumour, and thrombosis diseases.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, healthcare informatics, Cancer informatics,Brain informatics, Thrombosis disease