Research shows computers make better medical decisions than doctors

By Rick ยท 8 replies
Feb 13, 2013
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  1. By making computers "think like a doctor", researchers at Indiana University claim their contextual "artificial intelligence" framework can one-up living medical professionals in terms of both cost and accuracy. Researchers indicate their approach could cut costs by more than half...

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,072   +219

    Yep combining the 2 would be the best move
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I totally agree as I think I'd be uneasy about a computer making a decision instead of a human in a potentially life-threatening situation. I'd like to think a unsure doctor would get another opinion. That said it's entirely possible a computer could see something a doctor misses, so their are benefits in either case. Combining both sounds like an excellent long-term plan for providing highly-stressed doctors with an additional tool at their disposal.
  4. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    Please state the nature of the medical emergency.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +454

    But who will we sue when its the wrong decision??? We must sue someone! This is America! SUE SUE SUE!
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  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I guess that'll just be a problem unique to the US! lol. :p
  7. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    Most doctors leave the room after diagnosis and refer to the physician's desk reference anyway. Now its "legal".
  8. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,869   +1,288

    I find the numbers this university is throwing around to be a little hard to believe. It smells like a funding pitch.
  9. avioza

    avioza TS Booster Posts: 120   +54

    Get ready for 2-1B! A little creepy but I trust him...

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