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Letters The computer will assess you now

The computer is still in training

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 21 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6186
  1. Pablo Millares Martin, GP
  1. Whitehall Surgery, Leeds LS12 5SG, UK
  1. pablo.martin{at}

The article about Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) company, DeepMind1 raises two issues—the use of AI itself and the access to data.

Regarding AI, the presumption is it will run before it can walk. No doubt medicine is more complex now than a century ago and will be even more so in a couple of decades. Doctors cannot keep up to date with the vast …

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