Production AI systems are hard

In a blog post-like entry, the author discusses the limitations of AI in the field of radiology, highlighting the complexity of the job that requires a decade of training. Technologists often make the mistake of reducing activities to a handful of tasks, failing to consider the long tail of rare conditions that radiologists have to be trained to recognize. Moreover, radiologists have a grounded brain model that no one knows how to replicate in an algorithm, making it infeasible to automate them away. The author concludes that AI can make radiologists’ lives easier instead of replacing them and warns against thinking that applications are trivial, as small details are precisely where value accrues.

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