ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA IN DENTISTRY
*Dr. Arani Roy, Pgt, Dr. Aparna Dwivedi, Pgt and Dr. Sthita Datta, Pgt,
The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) refers to the idea of machines being capable of performing human tasks. A subdomain of AI is machine learning (ML), which “learns” intrinsic statistical patterns in data to eventually cast predictions on unseen data. With recent progress in digitized data acquisition, machine learning and computing infrastructure, AI applications are expanding into areas that were previously thought to be reserved for human experts. When applied to medicine and dentistry, AI has tremendous potential to improve patient care and revolutionize the health care field. In dentistry, AI is being investigated for a variety of purposes, specifically identification of normal and abnormal structures, diagnosis of diseases and prediction of treatment outcomes. This review describes some current and future applications of AI in dentistry.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital, data, dentistry.
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