AI is becoming capable of not only making routine medical analyses and decisions, but also of making difficult diagnoses that require subtle interpretations of evidence. Because AI’s memory can instantly access thousands, or even tens of thousands of cases and their outcomes, it has an increasingly fine sense of what evidence is available in order to make determinations. Over time, as AI programs have their skills refined and their case files broadened, the programs will be able to share information across borders, permitting access to a global diagnostic database. But it will take years of haggling over international regulations about AI efficiencies, security and privacy before that happens.

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