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American College of Physicians on artificial intelligence in medicine: a slideshow


ACP publishes position paper on how doctors and health systems should use new AI technology.

“Internal medicine physicians are increasingly interacting with systems that implement artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies,” said the opening sentence of the American College of Physicians’ new policy position paper, “Artificial Intelligence in the Provision of Health Care.”

There are few, if any, signs that development of AI will slow down. But that does not mean computer programs can replace the insights of human physicians educated and trained to care for patients through all stages of life.

Some physicians are suspicious of the new technology, not least because some AI programs have a “black box” nature with creators revealing little about how the AI was developed. There also is a relative lag or absence of regulatory review, according to ACP.

The College created its positions and recommendations based on patient-centeredness, privacy, transparency, clinical safety and effectiveness, and potential consequences for improving or widening health disparities.

This slideshow presents the ACP’s stances. All are taken from “Artificial Intelligence in the Provision of Health Care: An American College of Physicians Policy Position Paper,” published June 4, 2024, in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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