Augmented intelligence: An interview with Dr. Justin Ko

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dr. Justin Ko speaks with MDedge reporter Ted Bosworth about the use of augmented intelligence in dermatology. Dr. Ko is the coauthor of the American Academy of Dermatology’s position statement on augmented intelligence, which was released in May 2019.

Dr. Ko addressed this topic during the plenary session at the AAD’s summer meeting in New York City, in a presentation titled “Augmented intelligence: Fusing technology with human expertise to enhance dermatologic care.”

“Augmented intelligence is a term that’s specifically used so that we can move people away from conceptions about artificial intelligence,” Dr. Ko explained in the interview. “When we use that term, the first thing that pops into people’s minds are robots, terminators … other things that seem intimidating … that misconception is one that I really want to draw attention towards.”

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Hosts: Elizabeth Mechcatie, Carol Nicotera-Ward, Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Guest: Justin Ko, MD, of the department of dermatology at Stanford (Calif.) University. He is also on the faculty of Stanford’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Imaging.

Show notes by Elizabeth Mechcatie

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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity.

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