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August 14, 2019

Marking the Path Toward Artificial Intelligence–Based Image Classification in Dermatology

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • 2Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • 3Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California
JAMA Dermatol. Published online August 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.1633

In recent years, our field has watched the progress made as machine learning (ML) is applied to medicine, with ever-improving results.1-5 As we inch closer to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) models to clinical decision-support tools in the practice of dermatology, it is natural that we see with greater clarity not only the possibilities but also the numerous challenges and obstacles that mark the path.