Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome to Journal of Medical Artificial Intelligence (JMAI). With the mission to promote specific areas of medical artificial intelligence (AI), this journal is dedicated to showcase the latest issues in the field.

The study and development of AI has experienced 70 years of development. Although AI developed slowly in the past decades, innovative technologies have propelled advances in AI in recent years. The invention of applications, software and algorithms that helps manipulate a large amount of data produces statistically- and evidence-based results, and their application into the medical field helps improve the accuracy in diagnosis, decision making and medical therapy.

The present state of medical AI as well as any novelty of method and theory related to medical AI techniques is what our journal is trying to cover. By discussing some of the most controversial topics in the field, we inch closer to a world where humans and machines work hand-in-hand to provide high-quality healthcare services to the people.

Nowadays, we have to admit that AI has become an integral part of our daily lives, and these advances are now making our lives easier and safer. We would like to thank everyone who has made the launch of this journal possible, and we all look forward to the journal’s growth in the field of medical AI.


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Received: 08 April 2018; Accepted: 10 April 2018; Published: 11 April 2018.

doi: 10.21037/jmai.2018.04.01

doi: 10.21037/jmai.2018.04.01
Cite this article as: JMAI Editorial Office. Foreword. J Med Artif Intell 2018;1:1.

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