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American Medical Association: Machine learning 101: Promise, pitfalls and medicine’s future

By July 12, 2021July 30th, 2021No Comments

From the American Medical Association:

You’ve heard the term “machine learning” as it’s becoming recognized as a valuable tool to help physicians in diagnosing and managing patients, as well as other aspects of medicine.

Two experts recently explained the fundamentals of machine learning, what it means in the clinical setting and the possible risks of using the technology during an education session—“Machine Learning: An Introduction and Discussion of Medical Applications”—that took place during the June 2021 AMA Sections Meetings and was hosted by AMA Medical Student Section

While machine learning can help medicine in tremendous ways, physicians must also be mindful that bias in machine learning is a problem, Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, explained during the educational session.

Read full story in the American Medical Association. 

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