McGill AI project can provide surgeons with training tailored feedback

August 7, 2019

An artificial intelligence project at McGill University could change the way surgeons are trained, reports the Globe and Mail. A new algorithm is being used to track a neurosurgery resident’s every movement and classify their performance according to skill level. The algorithm currently has a 90% success rate in determining whether a surgeon is a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between. The Globe adds that until now, students have relied on verbal and written feedback from mentors, whereas the algorithm can provide specific feedback on actions like the exact amount of pressure placed on certain areas by surgeons’ hands. Globe and Mail (QC)