Man has always strived to augment his abilities by inventing tools. Artificial intelligence in medicine (AIM), has taken up the challenge of creating and distributing advanced tools, utilising technical developments aimed at augmenting man’s reasoning. Increasing quality healthcare needs and advances in medical and pharmaceutical sciences, yet restrictions on physicians’ time for learning while practicing, indicate these tools will prove invaluable in effecting changes (i.e. Simpler organising, storing, and retrieving of important medical facts/new findings) especially when treating difficult cases; continual availability of same for learning purposes; assisting with appropriate diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic decisions/decision making techniques, using databases, flowcharts and decision theory. Proof of these tools’ indispensability through actual trials, is pending.