Training program on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare held in AMU

Aligarh: The Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University in association with Makeintern and E-Cell IIT Kharagpur, organized a training program on the topic “Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare”.

Addressing the program, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC, Prof Rakesh Bhargava stated that Artificial Intelligence refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. “The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving. AI has proven to be very fruitful in analyzing X-rays, especially during COVID-19 times,” he said.

Organizing Chairman and Medical Superintendent, JNMCH, Prof Haris M Khan in his welcome address emphasized that Artificial Intelligence can play a crucial role in global public health as a tool for combating epidemics and pandemics as well as in routine health care. “AI is bringing a paradigm shift, powered by increasing availability of healthcare data and rapid progress of analytics techniques' ' he added.

Dr. Puneet Kacker, Functional and Industry Analytics Manager, Applied Intelligence, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture, IIT Kharagpur; sensitized the participants regarding AI followed by a hands-on brainstorming workshop.

Students pursuing MBBS, MD, and students from Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit attended the program while Dr. Fatima Khan, Faculty Coordinator, presented the vote of thanks.

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