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Decoding AI: five minutes with . . . Lesa Wright

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 25 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5722
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ artificial intelligence lead talks about why the buzzword “AI” is often used incorrectly—and why regulation is so important

“I’ve written software for most of my life, on and off. I developed an interest as a child but took a break for medical school. At the end of medical school I started looking at integrating technology with my clinical work. I’ve been coding consistently since then, and about three years ago I decided to focus more on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

“The term ‘AI’ is bandied about a lot. It’s a buzzword, but …

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