Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the future of medicine: Science fiction just yesterday, today a beacon of hope

Our healthcare system is creaking under the pressure of multiple strains: lack of personnel, cost pressures, and the aftereffects of a global pandemic. Artificial intelligence (AI) could make the future of medicine more efficient, precise and safe – and at the same time drive the systemic changes that are so urgently needed. What tasks are self-learning systems taking on now, and what could they potentially do in the future? We give an overview of the situation.