The promise and perils of artificial intelligence in biology
Machine learning methods are powerful, but they’re very easy to abuse, in particular applied to technical fields like microbiology. In this interview, microbiologist Nick Loman talks about the promise and perils of artificial intelligence in biology. the-scientist.com
[…] many scientists have plunged ahead with using AI before really understanding its benefits—and limitations.
So it’s the same issues that we have with statistics, but it’s a much bigger tool to shoot your foot off with, if you like. You can build these models from anything. It’s just your classic garbage in, garbage out situation.