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Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Emory


Artificial intelligence and machine learning have long had a place in medical practice, from the clinical decision support systems of the mid twentieth century, to rule-based approaches in the 1970s, to image classification tasks such as identifying cancerous skin lesions in dermatology patients. Predictive modeling can help hospitals avoid readmission and help clinical teams determine when a patient can be successfully "stepped down" from the ICU. The greater availability of computing power and large datasets means the use of AI in medicine and the health sciences is swiftly expanding.


For books in Emory Libraries collection on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics click the below link.

Ebooks/books on Artificial Intelligence

Emory Center of Ethics Faculty Member John Banja has a podcast on AI, Radiology and Ethics.

Searching the Literature

Looking broadly for recent research in medicine and AI? This PubMed search will show you articles about AI published in the last year.

Searching for literature in academic databases works best if you keep your search simple and use keywords, not phrases. Databases don't understand natural language or context; they can only look for the words you entered.

Here are some keywords that you might use to search for articles on this topic.

artificial intelligence healthcare medical specialties

artificial intelligence


machine learning

deep learning

predictive models


health system



public health

physical therapy

occupational therapy


primary care



critical care

emergency department

Choose one keyword from each column and use the word AND to link them together. This will find articles that use each keyword. You do not have to use every column. Be sure to put quotation marks around phrases.


"artificial intelligence" AND healthcare

"machine learning" AND dermatology

"predictive models" AND "critical care"

You can copy these searches or build your own with the keywords listed above, or your own list of keywords, and paste them into PubMed, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and other databases.

AI Powered Literature Searches

The following are Biomedical Literature Databases that are powered by AI.  Please note that ChatGPT is not on this list and is not a Biomedical Literature Database and will often return false citations. 

  • Semantic Scholar - Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature, based at the Allen Institute for AI.
  • Elicit - Elicit is a research assistant using language models like GPT-3 to automate parts of researchers’ workflows. Currently, the main workflow in Elicit is Literature Review.
  • Consensus - Consensus AI search engine is a search engine that uses artificial intelligence to extract and distill data straight from scientific research in order to provide users with evidence-based answers to their queries. 

Databases of Interest

Selected Health Science Journals in Data Science and AI

Books on Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

Click on the following link to see eBooks/books Emory Libraries have on artificial intelligence and healthcare.

Emory books on artificial intelligence and healthcare