Published online Jul 28, 2020. doi: 10.37126/aige.v1.i1.19
Peer-review started: June 27, 2020
First decision: July 3, 2020
Revised: July 7, 2020
Accepted: July 15, 2020
Article in press: July 15, 2020
Published online: July 28, 2020
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is the central element in contemporary gastroenterology as it provides direct evidence to guide targeted therapy. To increase the accuracy of GI endoscopy and to reduce human-related errors, artificial intelligence (AI) has been applied in GI endoscopy, which has been proved to be effective in diagnosing and treating numerous diseases. Therefore, we review current research on the efficacy of AI-assisted GI endoscopy in order to assess its functions, advantages and how the design can be improved.
Core tip: Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the center of medical information in the 21st century and we have witnessed the tremendous change it has triggered in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is the core element of clinical procedures in modern gastroenterology as it provides direct evidence and guides precise diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, in this article, we review the latest findings on AI-assisted gastrointestinal endoscopy concerning its applications in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.