Trust in the machine

Trust in the machine: EDEN2020’s PI interviewed for Practical Patient Care

June 1, 2021

Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, EDEN2020’s Principal Investigator and co-director of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London, spoke to Mae Losasso for Practical Patient Care, sharing his insights into the future applications of AI in surgery.

Original article written by Mae Losasso, published in Practical Patient Care Issue 27, 2021.

‘Although AI diagnosis aids have made tangible differences to patient outcomes, recent technological developments in the operating room have focused more on manual dexterity than its mental equivalent. But, as deep learning gets wiser, its time to look at the limits and possibilities of our non-human assistants in the operating room.

AI is not all things to all men. As long as we treat it for what it is, then I think it’s a very capable tool, but… you may risk losing, in the next generation, all those subtle skills that make a clinician.” – Prof Rodriguez y Baena.’

Read the full article here