Artificial intelligence – the ability of systems to replicate human behaviour in an intelligent manner – shows promise in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s National Health Service (NHS), which provides free-at-the-point-of-service health care via a national insurance scheme (Fig. 1). Recent advancements in artificial intelligence have created sophisticated software programs that could revolutionize the NHS. Breakthroughs in machine learning, more notably deep learning (Box 1), have led to algorithms capable of performing diagnostic skills equivalent to those of doctors, automating administrative tasks and assisting in complex treatment management.
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