Many lawyers believe their work is too complex and personal in nature to benefit from AI solutions.

Interesting piece from Benjamin Mueller of The New York Times that even the most precise work by the most skilled professionals benefits from AI.

AI does not replace the professional, but enables the professional to do better work.

Mueller reports on the use of AI in brain tumor surgery.

Scientists in the Netherlands, using AI, have devised a method to arm surgeons with real-time, detailed diagnoses of brain tumors, potentially improving surgical outcomes.

This method uses a deep learning system named “Sturgeon” to scan segments of a tumor’s DNA and identify chemical modifications that help in diagnosing the type and even subtype of the tumor. Such detailed diagnoses can assist surgeons in deciding how aggressively to operate.

Sturgeon was first tested on frozen tumor samples and then in 25 live brain surgeries. The results have been promising, as the AI was able to make accurate diagnoses within 40-90 minutes, making it possible for the information to be used during the actual surgery.

This technology suggests that even in highly specialized fields such as neurosurgery, AI can play a transformative role in enhancing patient care.

Developments such as Sturgeon offer valuable insights for lawyers who believe their work is too complex to benefit from AI solutions.