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Artificial intelligence and the future of surgery

Artificial intelligence and the future of surgery
You may not think artificial intelligence could have a role in surgery, but new research shows AI can help solve problems for patients, doctors and the health system. A group of researchers led by surgery researcher Dr. Chris Varghese at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has published an article on artificial intelligence in surgery in Nature Medicine.

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A recent article published in Nature Medicine highlights the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of surgery. Led by Dr. Chris Varghese at the University of Auckland, the research emphasizes the various ways AI can benefit patients, doctors, and the healthcare system. AI can aid in monitoring patients post-surgery, prioritize waiting lists, and assist surgeons during operations using computer vision. However, ethical and data privacy concerns remain, and there is a need for investment in digital infrastructure to integrate AI technologies into healthcare. The study underscores the importance of unbiased and robust data for the successful integration of AI in surgery. For more information, refer to Nature Medicine (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41591-024-02970-3.