The Lancet Digital Health: National Coverage

A paper published in Lancet Digital Health found that artificial intelligence is on a par with human experts when it comes to making medical diagnoses based on images. Researchers from Birmingham University Hospitals Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust pooled the most promising results from 14 studies which demonstrated that deep learning systems correctly detected a disease state 87% of the time, compared with 86% for healthcare professionals. The learning systems correctly gave the all-clear 93% of the time, compared with 91% for human experts.

The paper's authors are optimistic that this will mean improvements in diagnostics from eye disease to cancers, heart disease and beyond.

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