AI Won't Save Healthcare

Another Vicki Boykis special, this post isn't specifically about AI or Google, it's actually about health care. But it demystified something for me that I see all the time and yet have become pretty much inured to: constant announcements from big tech about how they had recently created some model that demonstrated some diagnostic metric that was better than human doctors. Seriously, these announcements and the coverage of them happens so often that the casual reader (me?) would be led to believe that all radiologists were already out of jobs. But...I have a relative who is a radiologist and I can confirm that this is very much not the case.

So...what is going on? This post takes a little while to get there, but it's a great read. I honestly can't even attempt to summarize the conclusions that Vicki comes to but her take feels dead-on to me.


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