European Journal of Dermatology


How will clinical practice be impacted by artificial intelligence? Volume 29, supplément 1, April 2019


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Currently, artificial intelligence (AI) heavily impacts all human activities, including medicine, where needs for data analysis and interpretation are high and where technology opens new perspectives. Considering that current treatments do not always cure all patients and may even harm certain of them, we have to recognize that AI may fill a great medical need, potentially supporting physicians’ efforts to refine diagnosis and to improve the relevance of the clinical diagnosis for each patient. As in other industries, this challenge implies changes in the repartition of medical and paramedical tasks. As repetitive tasks will disappear in the wake of automation, health care providers will ultimately regain truly an opportunity to focus on medicine, thereby ensuring an individual and holistic approach to each patient.