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How is artificial intelligence changing skin cancer medicine?
Our article of interest this month is a paper that I urge everyone to read and think about carefully. Abbott and Smith explore key issues about rapidly developing artificial intelligence technology and its likely / possible application and use in skin cancer medicine, both by patients and clinicians.
We have all heard about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, but I doubt we really appreciate what is happening. I see this in my academic work, and it is quite incredible. Machines are now learning (themselves) and not just doing lots of computing. In this article the authors reflect on a remarkable paper from Stanford showing AI that is as accurate as a dermatologist. Just imagine what might happen as the technology matures and develops further.
In your practice, how might you use a camera with an app that instantly gave you a highly accurate diagnosis on the lesion you are looking at? How would that change your practice, if at all?
This is coming – so it is worth a read!
Professor David Wilkinson
Read more from Professor David Wilkinson on recent research:
- Proportion of Melanomas Managed by GPs in Australia
- Mohz Micrographic Surgery vs. Wide Local Excision for Melanoma In Situ
- Treating Melanoma in Primary Care
- How do you manage dysplastic nevi in your practice?
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