Why AI Is More Human Than You Might Believe

It is not that smart algorithms will one day become too smart, as some fear; not that smart machines will one day overshadow human intellect. Rather the danger is that artificial intelligence (AI) machines are viewed by people as more impartial than they are; that their decisions are more objective than those of people. They are not.

I have heard wise people speak of AI with reverence, almost as if it were superhuman. They are wrong to do so. This is not to say that AI should be trivialized. AI can offer important clinical insights. And smart algorithms can save time.

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