“We should stop training radiologists right now!”

“They should stop training radiologists now. It’s just completely obvious within five years that deep learning is going to do better than radiologists. It might take ten years, but we’ve got plenty of radiologists already. I said this at a hospital, and it didn’t go down to well.”

— deep learning expert Geoff Hinton, 2017

In 2007, I asked a friend who is a radiologist and was 42 at the time when he planned to retire, and he thought about it and said 2027. I replied that weak A.I. pattern recognition will continue along the exponential computer power path and that his job won’t be around closer to 2017 than 2027. He said “no way.” We’ll see…

Hinton’s quote

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