by Madalina Stan-Ilie, Vasile Sandru, Gabriel Constantinescu, Oana-Mihaela Plotogea, Ecaterina Mihaela Rinja, Iulia Florentina Tincu, Alexandra Jichitu, Adriana Elena Carasel, Andreea Cristina Butuc and Bogdan Popa
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term that covers a multitude of techniques that are used in a manner that tries to reproduce human intelligence. AI is helpful in various medical specialties that use imaging for diagnostic purposes, and gastroenterology is no exception. In this field, AI has several applications, such as detecting and classifying polyps, detecting the malignancy in polyps, diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection, gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, gastric cancer, esophageal neoplasia, and pancreatic and hepatic lesions. The aim of this mini-review is to analyze the currently available studies regarding AI in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology and to discuss its main applications as well as its main limitations.