Google's lung cancer AI: a promising tool that needs further validation

C. Jacobs and B. van Ginneken

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 2019;16(9):532-533.

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Researchers from Google AI have presented results obtained using a deep learning model for the detection of lung cancer in screening CT images. The authors report a level of performance similar to, or better than, that of radiologists. However, these claims are currently too strong. The model is promising but needs further validation and could only be implemented if screening guidelines were adjusted to accept recommendations from black-box proprietary AI systems.