Expert Systems Quietly Add Big Value

There is now a Web-based application called EasyDiagnosis that allows patients to enter their symptoms and quickly find out the likelihood that they have any given medical condition. This reverses the century-old practice of medicine, in which a physician would first study every disease in medical school, and then use that knowledge to diagnose which one matched each patient’s symptoms. Instead, EasyDiagnosis simply asks: Given these symptoms, what is the most likely diagnosis? This is just one example of what are known as expert sy.....
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