AI will never replace doctors

Artificial intelligence will never substitute a human doctor – yet, introducing smart solutions in the healthcare industry will lead to reducing medical workers’ workloads, said Sergei Morozov, Director of Scientific and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of Moscow’s Department of Healthcare, addressing the Information Technologies in Medicine international congress in Moscow.

AI systems can significantly lessen doctors’ workloads by taking on up to 30% of their current functions.

A comprehensive combination of artificial intelligence and human intuition and thought is not yet possible, the expert believes. This is due to insufficiently advanced AI systems developed for medicine, particularly AI computer vision systems. Today, smart algorithms make errors when analyzing diagnostic images. They are often ‘trained’ with the use of narrow datasets, and, while displaying good results in laboratory conditions, such algorithms can produce false positive and false negative results in healthcare facility environment.

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