“I’m going to go out on a limb and say that AI isn’t going to get us out of the covid-19 crisis.”
Natasha Loder, Health Policy Editor at the Economist
Except some researchers have been trying just that. They’re using deep learning to read CT scans and try to diagnose COVID-19, as well as building other types of models to predict the prognosis (mortality, length of hospital stay etc.) of the disease.
A number of these models have been published as preprints or in academic journals — but Professor Laure Wynant’s team found that they were poorly reported, at a high risk of bias and and highly optimistic about their results.
On this week’s podcast, I speak to Professor Wynants of Maastricht University about her recent systematic review of these models published in the BMJ