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Don't believe the hype: Today's AI unlikely to best actual doctors at diagnosing patients from medical scans

a_yank_lurker Silver badge

AI = Artificial Idiocy

The flaw with AI is not that under idealized conditions it can out perform a human but that is fails miserably when the you have real data. Real data is often incomplete and ambiguous. Remember a couple of the symptoms of Covid-19 resemble the flu which makes it hard to diagnosis based on symptoms alone. I doubt any artificial idiocy system would do much better with ambiguous symptoms than a person especially one who is picking up on a subtle clue that is not the official list of symptoms.

Pattern recognition software is limited by the patterns it has been 'trained' on and the further away from this 'training' data the actual symptoms are the worse it will perform. And artificial idiocy is nothing more than overglorified pattern recognition software with a lot of ignorant hype behind it.

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