STAT+: ‘How can you not be excited?’: AI experts share enthusiasm about its future in health care

"To see that work and enthusiasm gives me a lot of hope,” one speaker said of the large number of Ph.D. students presenting papers at an upcoming AI conference.

While the adoption of artificial intelligence in health care has been slow and bumpy at times, three academic AI experts, from Emory, Stanford, and the University of Michigan, spoke optimistically about its future applications in medicine, during a virtual panel discussion Wednesday with STAT’s National Technology Correspondent Casey Ross.

They discussed how to integrate AI into clinical workflows with shifting patient populations, and strategies to ensure the technology’s performance doesn’t degrade over time, with Amit Kaushal, a clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford, drawing parallels to how employee performance is maintained.

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