Researchers continue to test out new ways to use artificial intelligence in medicine.

Some research shows that AI is better at reading mammograms than radiologists. AI can predict and diagnose disease by analyzing the retina, and there’s even some evidence that GPT-4 might be helpful in making challenging diagnoses, ones missed by doctors.

However, these applications can come with trade-offs in security, privacy, cost, and the potential for AI to make medical mistakes.

Ira and guest host Sophie Bushwick talk about the role of AI in medicine and take listener calls with Dr. Eric Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and professor of molecular medicine, based in La Jolla, California.

Listen to episode on Science Friday.