by Anne-Laure Rousseau (Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris)
Machine learning has made a remarkable entry into the world of healthcare, but there remain some concerns about this technology. According to journalists, a revolution is upon us: One day the first artificial intelligence robot receives its medical degree, the next, new algorithms have surpassed the skill of medical experts. It seems that any day now, medical doctors will be unemployed, superseded by the younger siblings of Siri. But having worked on both medical imaging and machine learning, I think the reality is different, and, at the risk of disappointing some physicians’ colleagues who thought the holidays were close, there is still work for us doctors for many decades. The new technology, in fact, offers a great opportunity to enhance health services worldwide, if doctors and engineers collaborate better together.