Patients typically see upwards of 10 specialists before they’re diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and fatigue in the body. One study of 51 patients found it took, on average, seven years to get a diagnosis. Artificial intelligence, though, has the potential to make a diagnosis in minutes. Last year, researchers used machine learning to distinguish the brain scans of those with fibromyalgia from those without—with 93 percent accuracy. The implications of this are, of course, immense.

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