Skin Monitoring Apps Fail to Detect Melanomas

Artificial intelligence-based health technologies are rapidly moving from the lab—where AI has routinely out-performed doctors—into the hands of consumers.

Publicly available skin cancer detection apps, such as SkinVision, use AI-based analysis to determine if a new or changing mole is a source of concern or nothing to worry about. Yet according to a new analysis of the scientific evidence behind those apps, there’s a lot to worry about.

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