Can AI Do a Better Job than Doctors in Treating Diabetes?

Research from Indiana University says that a new computer program is doing a better job than doctors in diagnosing and treating health conditions using artificial intelligence and robotics. The system uses decision-making processes similar to the Jeopardy-bot, Watson. Researchers had the system analyze and predict health outcomes for 500 real individuals who had conditions like clinical depression, high blood pressure and diabetes. The researchers compared the real-life outcomes to the simulated treatment prescriptions, and found that the computer was 42% better at diagnosing illnesses and prescribing effective treatments than human doctors. Read more

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