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American College of Physicians Issues Policy Position Paper on AI use in Health Care

Summary of article from Dermatology Advisor, by Colby Stong:

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a policy position paper detailing 10 recommendations for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare. The ACP emphasizes that AI should complement rather than replace physicians’ decision-making and should adhere to medical ethics principles. It advocates for transparency, privacy, and continuous improvement in AI applications, as well as accountability from AI developers. The ACP also suggests AI tools should reduce clinician burden and that all levels of medical education should include AI training. Lastly, the ACP calls for research into the environmental impact of AI.