Topol’s take on AI: Success and failure

Artificial intelligence shows great promise in recognizing patterns, liberating physicians from keyboards and predicting outcomes, but where does it fall short? Medical guru Eric Topol does a deep dive into those topics and many more in his new book, Deep Medicine.

Can AI help to reduce healthcare costs? Yes. Will AI replace physicians? No. “We can’t, and will never, rely on only algorithms for interpretation of life and death matters,” Topol said in an interview with The New York Times. “That requires human expert contextualization, something machines can’t do.”

And where does AI stand to falter? Beware of breaches in privacy and security, bias and ethical quandaries. But it goes far deeper.

Check out the interview here: