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⚡️Kathy E Gill @kegill
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Do we need more examples of how “AI” is not ready for prime time? You’d think pattern recognition would be the easiest ...
Here’s MD Anderson and IBM’s Watson from 2017: failure to “expedite clinical decision-making around the globe and match patients to clinical trials.”…
More on how @IBMWatson has failed cancr patients from @Gizmodo yesterday, citing paywall @statnews…
The failure rate - often inaccurate recommendations - is unacceptable given that “Watson for Oncology is trained to help oncologists treat 13 #cancers and is being used by 230 hospitals around the world, and has ‘supported care for more than 84,000 patients’.”
“This product is a piece of shit,” a doctor at Florida’s Jupiter Hospital said to @IBM, according to the documents reviewed by Stat.
Perhaps it was the teacher’s fault-surgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering gave @IBMWatson hypothetical patient data (“synthetic” case data) rather than real patient data.

And @MDAndersonNews reported problems with Watson for Oncology last year.
Babylon, an AI app, “claims to be able to diagnose medical conditions better than human doctors.” But a doctor claims it does not “properly identify heart attacks.”

July 2018 report from the UK…
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