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Rise of the machines

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 27 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5777
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Computers replacing doctors may seem like science fiction, but our Feature this week on the potential of machine learning in healthcare suggests it is closer than we might think (doi:10.1136/bmj.i5680). The Google owned company DeepMind is working with several NHS hospitals to develop a range of diagnostic tools. For this it needs (and has been given access to) patients’ data, prompting questions about whether patient consent …

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