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Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Understand how AI can be used in healthcare and the challenges it creates

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a major development in healthcare. With the availability of vast amounts of health data, and the increasing possibilities of data analytics, understanding AI, and the challenges and opportunities it creates has never been been more important.

On this course you will consider why we might need AI in healthcare, exploring the possible applications and the issues they might cause such as whether AI is dehumanizing healthcare. You should leave the course more confident in your knowledge of AI and how it might improve today’s healthcare systems.

This course is for anyone wants to understand artificial intelligence and its application in healthcare. It will be particularly relevevant for those with some existing knowledge healthcare, especially students, researchers and healthcare professionals.


  • Why do we need Artificial Intelligence in healthcare?
    • Welcome to the Course
    • Introduction to AI for Healthcare and key challenges
  • Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
    • AI algorithms and AI usage in healthcare
    • Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • The Problem With AI: machines are learning, but can they understand?
    • Re-inforcement Learning in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Deep learning in healthcare system
    • AI in Healthcare: Data Privacy and Ethics Concerns
  • Are we moving towards dehumanizing healthcare?
    • Application of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
    • Will Healthcare Internet of Things (HIoT) dehumanize healthcare?
    • Assessment Time

Taught by

Shabbir Syed-Abdul


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