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IBM Watson dishes out 'dodgy cancer advice', Google Translate isn't better than humans yet, and other AI tidbits

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Re: Oh My

"Let's go right to the moment where a competent doctor gets the patient treatment recommendation from Watson. He/She looks at it and instantly realizes it is junk and may actually kill the patient if followed."

This will probably happen quite a lot. However, the first time that a human doctor overrules Watson and there is a negative outcome, the bureaucrats will make it mandatory to do what the software says. It will be like airlines where their operating procedures force pilots to use automation because "it's safer" right up until the point where it isn't.

The people who made the decision to shell out megabucks on the shiny tech will be unwilling to admit that they were wrong. I'm sure we've all seen it when a stupid solution is pursued beyond all reason because admitting it was a bad idea would mean some senior person having to confess to being wrong.

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