Artificial Intelligence in Plastic Surgery

Current Applications, Future Directions, and Ethical Implications

Tyler Jarvis, BS; Danielle Thornburg, MD; Alanna M. Rebecca, MD, MBA; Chad M. Teven, MD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(10):e3200 

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It is evident that AI is making its way through various aspects of the public and private sectors. The emergent federal support and the growing body of published literature demonstrating its potential to increase the efficacy and precision of healthcare make it imperative for researchers to further uncover the benefits of AI. The field of plastic surgery must take advantage of the widely available technologies, big data, and the policymakers' recent interests in supporting the development of AI to see that it continues to be a leader of innovation in medicine and surgery.