Working Hand in Hand With Artificial Intelligence
"As a ‘high-detector’ endoscopist I was reluctant to use Artificial Intelligence as a detection aid. I went through all the first three steps of the feedback staircase: Rejection – It is just another silly computer aid, defense – studies show that it helps mostly for low-detectors, explanation – if I use it I might start relying too much on it and therefore diminish my own detection. It even went as far as to self-deception – I saw this polyp half a second before AI did. It took just a few weeks before I reached the step of understanding when AI found a polyp that I truly missed- tiny, but a real adenoma. I was staring at the green square around it for quite a while before I realized that I indeed did not see the polyp. Shortly after, it happened again twice. It was only then I reached the last step of feedback, and I changed my working practice. Now I use AI routinely and I have gained piece of mind thanks to it."
Olga Bednarska, MD, PhD
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden