The idea that artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning or deep learning devices could someday replace neurologists was rejected overwhelmingly by neurologists after listening to a debate about the future of their medical specialty during the Controversies in Neurology Plenary session at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. Neurology Today brought this information to us in their article, “Will Machine Deep Learning or Artificial Intelligence Replace Neurology Know-How? Not Likely, Say Neurologists.”

The implementation of AI applications in the healthcare space is poised to impact clinical workflows, physician training and the medical education model. Replacing the actual physician? Well, it is important to remember that AI is still in its early stages of testing and adoption in the healthcare space, despite all the hoopla.

The growing amount of use-cases naturally prompts questions of how AI will impact the role of the physician in the healthcare space. It has been suggested that AI could eventually replace the physicians, but there is limited research to help healthcare business professionals navigate these claims and their potential effects.

Melody K. Smith

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