Three Problems with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

@article{ChinYee2019ThreePW,
  title={Three Problems with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.},
  author={Benjamin Chin-Yee and Ross E. G. Upshur},
  journal={Perspectives in biology and medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          237-256
        }
}
The rise of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in health care has engendered considerable excitement, claiming to improve approaches to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Amidst the enthusiasm, the philosophical assumptions that underlie the big data and AI movement in medicine are rarely examined. This essay outlines three philosophical challenges faced by this movement: (1) the epistemological-ontological problem arising from the theory-ladenness of big data and measurement; (2) the… CONTINUE READING

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