Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are poised to transform the way health care is delivered. AI is the use of computers to simulate intelligent tasks typically performed by humans. ML is a domain of AI that involves computers automatically learning from data without a priori programming. While AI has been critiqued as being in its “hype cycle” (throughout this article, AI will be used as shorthand for AI and ML), over time, it is likely that every medical specialty will be influenced by AI, and some will be transformed.1 As AI takes on a larger role in clinical practice, it is clear that multiple levels of oversight are needed. However, even with appropriate outside oversight, the importance of clinician review and trust of these technologies cannot be overstated. This Viewpoint outlines steps that could allow clinicians to be engaged and invested participants in health care that includes AI.
James CA, Wachter RM, Woolliscroft JO. Preparing Clinicians for a Clinical World Influenced by Artificial Intelligence. JAMA. 2022;327(14):1333–1334. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.3580
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