EKGs and Artificial Unintelligence | 33 charts

As a follow-up to my previous post, Dr Bryan Vartabedian talking about applying artificial intelligence to EKG interpretation and medicine in general:

Machines will evolve to do ‘mindless’ things like identify heart rhythm disturbances. As that happens our work as doctors will be redefined around the things that only we can do as humans. Those things involving, as [Deloitte’s John] Hagel suggests, “imagination, creativity, curiosity and emotional and social intelligence.”

For the record, I never look at automated EKG reads. I’ve never been able to trust them because of all the reasons Dr John Mandrola cites.

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