Artificial intelligence in medicine: The challenges ahead

Enrico W. Coiera*

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The modern study of artificial intelligence in medicine (AIM) is 25 years old. Throughout this period, the field has attracted many of the best computer scientists, and their work represents a remarkable achievement. However, AIM has not been successful-if success is judged as making an impact on the practice of medicine. Much recent work in AIM has been focused inward, addressing problems that are at the crossroads of the parent disciplines of medicine and artificial intelligence. Now, AIM must move forward with the insights that it has gained and focus on finding solutions for problems at the heart of medical practice. The growing emphasis within medicine on evidence-based practice should provide the right environment for that change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1996


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