Even well intentioned leaders can sometimes use questions that break down a team rather than build it up. One of these question types I call the trap, and the other is the treasure hunt. The trap works like this. You ask someone a question, expecting that they will get it wrong, so that you can say … Continue reading The trap and the treasure hunt
In the movie The Terminator, Reese, the bodyguard from the future, talks about how the machines took over: "Defense network computers. New... powerful... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the … Continue reading The Problem with Terminators
A colleague and I were discussing a project to try to coordinate the cooperation of several radiologists who currently work in silos. I asked him what main problem we were trying to solve. He said that the main issue was the lack of fairness: some radiologists read more studies than others. I can understand where … Continue reading Goals and Guardrails
You are making dinner for a few friends. The plan is for spaghetti, but you forgot to buy the sauce and now you're out of time. But hey, it's still free noodles. And you went to all the work to plan it, so they should be grateful, right? You manage a hotel that is offering … Continue reading Is some better than none?
At an AI-in-healthcare discussion event, someone asked a question - what opportunities are there for AI in healthcare? That's a very broad question and one that each person or company entering the healthcare AI business is going to have to answer for themselves. Perhaps a more interesting question is, once you have some opportunities in mind, … Continue reading Easy and impactful
There are two ways to make certain that you will get people to click on your article in the radiology world right now - either write that AI is going to replace radiologists, or argue that AI will absolutely, certainly not replace radiologists. It's easy to see why either of these positions are so eagerly … Continue reading If you’re asking if AI will replace radiologists, you’re asking the wrong question
I just got back from vacation, which means that I have had the opportunity to be in a lot of places where newbies (tourists - often myself or my family) encounter a lot of veterans (locals, workers, frequent customers). The product of this combination is often a newbie doing something inappropriate for the setting, followed … Continue reading smh (shaking my head) – an opporunity