Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI):Do deep-learning machines still need human radiologists? 


Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR, FSIIM, chief data science and information officer in the radiology departments of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, presented “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI),” during ACR 2017. In this 25-minute discussion, Dreyer challenges the controversial assertion from Google’s world AI expert Geoff Hinton that “people should stop training radiologists now. It’s just completely obvious that within five years deep learning is going to do better than radiologists.” As chairman of ACR’s Informatics Commission, Dreyer explains that AI is unlikely to accommodate the vast amount of knowledge sorting that would be needed to match the expertise of radiologists and contends that radiologists who embrace AI will be positioned for the future of enhanced patient care — providing advanced diagnostics and assisting in the prediction of potential disease.

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