October 4th, 2019

Podcast 236: Is an AI better at diagnosis?

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Running time: 20 min.

Recently, Lancet Digital Health ran a meta-analysis concluding — if cautiously — that “deep learning” (more familiarly known as artificial intelligence) can be considered “equivalent to healthcare professionals” in image-based diagnoses.

In an editorial commentary on the analysis, Tessa Cook says, in effect, “not so fast!” And she discusses the reasons behind that caution with us in this episode.

Dr. Cook’s commentary in Lancet Digital Health

The meta-analysis on which she was commenting

 

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