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January 31, 2019

Doctors Are Confident That AI Won’t Replace Them

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Adi Gaskell, Forbes
Companies such as DeepMind and IBM have been at the forefront of introducing AI into healthcare, with their smart algorithms proving adept at finding patterns in large quantities of data that enable the machines to make accurate predictions in the diagnosis of a range of conditions. There have been projects to provide more accurate and earlier diagnoses for mental health, dementia, Parkinson’s, skin cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and, well, you get the picture.┬áThe reporting of many of these projects has been accompanied by breathless claims that doctors work will soon be automated, with these claims seeming to be supported by the growing number of AI-based triage systems on the market that claim to be able to accurately diagnose patients after hearing of their various symptoms.

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