Artificial Intelligence and Automation has made a huge impact on the way modern life and businesses work nowadays. They are already eliminating basic jobs done by the salespeople, medical reps, agents, stockbrokers, etc. Artificial Intelligence has come a long way and is now integrated into our daily lives, for e.g.  Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. Many professional roles carried out by humans are evolving and AI is taking their place since they are becoming automated. Could Artificial Intelligence really replace medical reps of the industries?

Since this technology is bound to change most industries, what kind of impact is it going to have in the medical sector? Artificial Intelligence is almost ready to replace medical reps as the healthcare was greatly benefitted from Artificial Intelligence according to the surveys and studies over the past few years. Cancer has caused 9.6 million deaths worldwide in 2018, but the technology allows for early detection and more effective care. This allows for quick and accurate analysis of the biopsy, reducing error and the need for repeat tests. In addition, an algorithm is being developed to classify lower, tumor-shrinking doses of drugs that provide a reduced risk for effective treatment.

Artificial Intelligence works as an effective tool to support the research carried out by pharmaceutical companies. It also helps medical workers to use their time more efficiently, increasing labor productivity. Currently, medical reps use manual inventories that have human errors and time-consuming, but as the technological shift is taking place, slowly, these medical reps are shifting to automated inventories to collect useful data about drugs and provide tight-secure flow of information under expert guidance.

Even though AI is replacing humans, the robots of the machines or the automated systems couldn’t possibly actually replace humans since it doesn’t have emotion or empathy yet which gives humans an advantage as they can understand the complexities of a situation and provide a solution. AI can easily provide virtual assistance, image screening and accurate robotic hands for surgery or illness, but every task still needs to be done under human watch. The human touch will always be essential to provide proper solutions along with accuracy and fast activities done by AI.