Artificial intelligence can improve on human doctors

One reason why machines are needed in medicine is a result of clinicians being faced with an avalanche of digital data every day. The plethora of information is making it increasingly hard for medical staff to male sense of everything. Commenting in this, Professor Robert Darnell, from The Rockefeller University, told medical site QMed: ” “Time is critical when you are a sick patient, and time is critical when you are a physician scientist.” Britain’s Prince William (R), president of the Royal Marsden NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, watches as head surgeon Pardeep Kumar (L) performs surgery for the removal of a bladder tumour on a male patient during a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital in London November 7, 2013 With permission by Reuters / Lefteris Pitarakis This means, the researcher emphasizes, we need to see artificial intelligence in medicine as a partner and not a threat to medical competence. With this he adds: “We need the machines to scale what we do, and we need some component of human thought to at least be able to teach the machines. I do think there’s a human-machine collaboration that is upon us right now, and probably will be for…

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