(by Hannah Murphy | Health Imaging) – Researchers are questioning the safety of artificial intelligence models after a staged cyberattack altered the diagnosis-sensitive information on mammograms. The study, published in Nature Communications this week, brings attention to the vulnerability that exists among AI tools.  “Adversarial attacks” pose a risk because of their ability to alter image factors that could cause both AI and human readers to make an incorrect diagnosis. “Under adversarial attacks, if a medical AI software makes a false diagnosis or prediction, it will lead to harmful consequences to patients, healthcare providers, and health insurances,” corresponding author Shandong Wu, […]

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