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Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All--Unless it Doesn't

TIME - Tech

You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The AI Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This AI Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of AI services working alongside human clinicians. There is no shortage of optimism about AI in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding AI has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how AI services could make the biggest impact.


Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Health Care for Everyone?

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You could be forgiven for thinking that A.I. will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The A.I. Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This A.I. Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of A.I. services working alongside human clinicians. There is no shortage of optimism about A.I. in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding A.I. has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how A.I. services could make the biggest impact.


Can artificial intelligence help reduce disparities in medical care?

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Click here to read the Cover Story, "Pandemic spurs paradigm shift in artificial intelligence." Any question about the utility of a tool is best answered by giving it a go. Try the tool, compare it with others, change the design to improve it. One might indeed be able to drive a nail with a rock, pistol or hoe, but it should not take long to figure out that a hammer, a blob of metal on a stick, is better suited to driving nails. Computers and software are tools.


Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All -- Unless it Doesn't

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You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The AI Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This AI Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of AI services working alongside human clinicians. "In the same way that technologies can close disparities, they can exacerbate disparities." There is no shortage of optimism about AI in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding AI has yet to be realized in real clinical settings.


Physician Group No Longer Opposed to Medical Aid in Dying

U.S. News

State lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow people with incurable conditions who are likely to die within six months to request medication from their doctors that can be self-administered to bring about a peaceful death. The bill includes provisions ensuring the patient is of sound mind.