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The Future of Dermatology hangs in the balance. AI is an extremely helpful tool that will push the industry forward.
What is AI, really?
True artificial intelligence is a group of highly advanced algorithms that can actually learn. AI uses feedback and several other methods to gain new knowledge. Similar to the ways you and I do. AI has reach, speed, and performance. This makes it possible for AI models to recommend a treatment that is tailor-made just for you. Atolla Skin Health, Skinsei, Shiseido, Olay are already using Machine learning.
AI can’t completely replace your dermatologist just yet. but it’s only a matter of time until it can. The future of dermatology depends on it. Machine learning-based risk assessment apps such as SkinVision and Miiskin let people take photos of their blemishes and track their changes over a period of time. This creates a timeline to make it easy to monitor any potential issues. And behind the scenes, every image adds to a master database of images that will help the app learn from every person that uses it.
Of course dermatologist claim that artificial intelligence could never fully replace them, but that’s not a surprise. You see this in just about any industry. I can’t count the number of times a truck driver has said either directly to me or in my presence, ‘Aint no computer ever gonna be able to drive no truck.’ But the reality is that it’s only a matter of time. Error-prone humans will eventually be replaced with perfect machines.