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BOSTON — Dozens of cardiologists, radiologists, and investors gathered Monday in a hotel conference room to hash out the future of artificial intelligence in medicine.

Questions and uncertainty abounded. How well does artificial intelligence work, compared to fallible human doctors? What is the Food and Drug Administration going to say? And how do artificially intelligent systems make decisions, anyway?

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  • In the next few years, you will probably have your first interaction with a medical artificial intelligence (AI) system. The same technology that powers self-driving cars, voice assistants in the home, and self-tagging photo galleries is making rapid progress in the field of health care, and the first medical AI systems are already rolling out to clinics .

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