Tag: artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Science-Based Medicine

AI tools in medicine are coming, and they can be powerful, but we have to manage how they are employed.

/ May 12, 2021

AI and Peer Review

Could Artificial Intelligence be the tool we need to fix the problems with science?

/ September 16, 2020

IBM’s Watson versus cancer: Hype meets reality

Five years ago, IBM announced that its supercomputer Watson would revolutionize cancer treatment by using its artificial intelligence to digest and distill the thousands of oncology studies published every year plus patient-level data and expert recommendations into treatment recommendation. Last week, a report published by STAT News shows that, years later, IBM's hubris and hype have crashed into reality.

/ September 11, 2017

How Do Doctors Learn to Diagnose, and Can Machines Learn to Do It Too?

Siddhartha Mukherjee weighs in on how doctors arrive at a diagnosis and how computers can assist but not replace them.

/ April 11, 2017