Ever since Geoffrey Hinton, who is considered the father of deep learning, said in a conference of radiologists that the field will soon be taken over by AI(Artificial Intelligence), a huge debate has erupted among radiologists and AI experts, whether this is a possibility in the foreseeable future or not.
If we look closely, the answer is clearly; No. Radiologists will not be replaced by AI systems. However, the nature of the job of radiologists will change.
The reason why there is confusion in the first place is that radiology(majorly) is a branch of medicine. And medicine is largely misunderstood beyond the practitioners of this field. Furthermore, there are very few people in the world who have a good knowledge of both AI and medicine and also statistical inference associated with it.
In classical texts, medical diagnosis is always described as a protocol where a set of procedures are followed…
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