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"AI will cure cancer" misunderstands both AI and medicine


Rachel Thomas addresses misconceptions about AI's impact on medicine, highlighting issues with the current healthcare system and the potential of AI to exacerbate inequalities. Urging caution against overoptimism, Thomas points out how AI often benefits the privileged and lacks patient perspectives in healthcare decisions.

  • AI can detect Parkinson's via retinal images.
  • Debate on AI's role in healthcare exists.
  • Automated systems may perpetuate inequalities.
  • Medical system often neglects patient input.
  • AI may centralize power and harm marginalized.