Resident physician in orthopaedic surgery
Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is a nonspecific buzzword rapidly approaching the summit of the hype cycle. A recent opinion article in the New York Times raised concern that A.I. may exacerbate disparities in medicine and healthcare. While understanding the limitations of any new technology is a critical due diligence step, suggesting A.I. may worsen health disparities is an unfounded, potentially dangerous notion to propagate when the evidence suggests the opposite. A.I. applications offer the prospect of improving the clinical practice of medicine while leveling the playing field by allowing doctors to spend more time with patients and leveraging tailored solutions to direct care plans.