Marmots* and “Evidence-Based” Medicine

Marmots* and "Evidence-Based" Medicine 1

While I understand the reasoning behind evidence-based medicine (EBM), common sense tells us that no rules are going to correctly fit a situation 100 percent of the time. We are all different. More importantly, the reduction of medical decision-making to a set of research-based findings destroys the real value of medicine, the story space between…

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Neural Networks and the Black Box

The excitement over deep learning and neural networks is well deserved, but the notion that artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of “deep learning” will replace the need for physician expertise is, I would suggest, a bit premature. Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., in “A.I. Versus M.D.” does an excellent job of illustrating the differences between man…

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