Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence


AI is transforming health, with implications for early disease detection, diagnostic accuracy, medical decision making, precision surgery, and personalized treatments. By speeding data collection and analysis, it can accelerate research, refine drug development, identify disease outbreaks, and enhance remote patient monitoring. But efficiency is not a substitute for empathy, and AI cannot replicate the rapport between patients and providers, even if programmers incorporate empathetic language into its algorithms. Concerns about bias, informed consent, and the potential for privacy breeches also loom as risks.

  • 2024 Health

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