How ‘mindlessly’ following AI guidance impacts radiologist performance
If the team’s recent findings are any indication of how an overreliance on AI can affect radiologists’ performance, then experts have reason to be concerned about automation bias.
For their work, the team tasked 27 radiologists with providing Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) assessments for 50 mammograms with the help of an AI system. Exams contained a mix of correct and incorrect BI-RADS category suggestions by AI.
The AI system’s prediction had a significant impact on the accuracy of every group of radiologists (inexperienced, moderately experienced and very…
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