Shaping the Future of Smart Dentistry: From Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Intelligence Augmentation (IA)

Hossein Hassani, Pedram Amiri Andi, Alireza Ghodsi, Kimia Norouzi, Nadejda Komendantova, Stephan Unger
2021 IoT  
Digitization is the emerging process in the current transformation of industry. Understanding the role and socio-economic consequences of digitalization is crucial for the way technology is being deployed in each sector. One of the affected sectors is dentistry. This study highlights the current advances and challenges in integrating and merging artificial intelligence (AI), intelligence augmentation (IA), and machine learning (ML) in dentistry. We conduct a comparative analysis to give an
more » ... iew of which technology is being currently deployed and what role IA and AI will play in dentistry, as AI plays an assistive role in advancing human capabilities. We find that challenges range from AI finding its way into routine medical practice to qualitative challenges of retrieving adequate data input. Other challenges lie in the yet unanswered questions of liability in how to reduce deployment costs of new technology. Given these challenges, we provide an outlook of how future technology can be deployed in daily-life dentistry and how robots and humans will interact, given the current technology developments. The aim of this paper is to discuss the future of dentistry and whether it is AI or IA conquering the modern dentistry era.
doi:10.3390/iot2030026 fatcat:wplg2dplb5fkrlrymrsp6mbcua