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Mark Gusack gusackm at COMCAST.NET
Sat Aug 11 20:36:22 UTC 2018


No.  It’s not a shock.

 

I’ve been working in the IT field for almost 50 years; in healthcare for around 45 as a technologist, clinical engineer, physician, and laboratory manager.  During this time I’ve learned some vary valuable lessons regarding this issue.

 

In IT we have a saying:  “Garbage in; Garbage out.”

In health care it’s really the same.  If the clinical study is not well designed or the researchers are biased it’s “Garbage in; Garbage out.”

If you combined the two together you get:  (Garbage in; Garbage out)2

 

What we need for AI to work is, in the following order:

 

*	Concise Terminology Leading to:
*	Applicable Qualitative and Quantitative Descriptive Data Leading to:
*	Reliable Epidemiology Leading to:
*	Verifiable Diagnostic Categories Leading to:
*	Reliable Diagnostic Protocols

 

Without these five prerequisites, it isn’t possible to achieve any enhancement in our diagnostic or therapeutic endeavors through the application of AI.

 

Mark Gusack, M.D.

President

MANX Enterprises, Ltd.

304 521-1980

 

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Not a shock

Ed

Edward Hoffer MD

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IBM Bet Billions That Watson Could Improve Cancer Treatment. It Hasn’t Worked.



Can Watson cure cancer?

That’s what International Business Machines asked soon after its artificial-intelligence system beat humans at the quiz show “Jeopardy!” in 2011. Watson could read documents quickly and find patterns in data. Could it match patient information with the latest in medical studies to deliver personalized treatment recommendations?

Six years and billions of dollars later, the diagnosis for Watson is gloomy.

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