The Life-Threatening Consequences of Overhyping AI (Originally on

On February 11, The New York Times published a story with the headline “AI Shows Promise Assisting Physicians.” While the article focused on a scientific paper showing how an artificial intelligence system could help doctors diagnose certain conditions, it missed a key part of the AI story: Accuracy does not equal impact.

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