Has ‘moderate’ artificial intelligence in diagnostic imaging arrived?

By Eliot SiegelThis first appeared in the June 2016 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business NewsThe crushing defeat of planet Earth’s two best human Jeopardy! Players by IBM Watson’s Deep Q/A system brought the term “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” back into the common vernacular in 2011. Recently there has been a renaissance of academic and commercial activity in this area and a spike in startup as well as larger, established companies claiming major breakthroughs in technology which has included making such “trash-talking” claims as, “the days of the protoplasm known as radiologist are numbered.”Merriam-Webster defines AI as a “branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers.” One of the major problems with this definition is the difficulty in describing intelligence itself. IQ tests primarily evaluate parameters such…


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