DeepMind’s Latest A.I. Health Breakthrough Has Some Problems

The Google machine learning company trumpeted its success in predicting a deadly kidney condition, but its results raise questions around…

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Date: 2019/08/07 18:55

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@juliapowles I’ve been following @DeepMindAI’s health work since it launched. And if it’s taught me anything, it’s to say what you see, especially when no one else wants to. Some cautionary notes on the firm’s biggest healthcare breakthrough to date
@mer__edith The always sharp @juliapowles w/an excellent close read of DeepMind's latest health research. Behind the bold claims lurk major limitations, which deserve way more airtime. These include a reliance on data taken almost exclusively from male patients (94%!)
@LydNicholas "Beyond the headlines and the hope in the DeepMind papers, however, are three sober facts" @juliapowles 🔥 1: Nothing has been predicted- work is on historic data 2: Predictive pattern only works 55% of the time 3: Study population was 93.6% male