Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool that can assist researchers and clinicians in various settings. However, like any technology, it must be used with caution and awareness as there are numerous potential pitfalls. To provide a creative analogy, we have likened research to the PAC-MAN classic arcade video game. Just as the protagonist of the game is constantly seeking data, researchers are constantly seeking information that must be acquired and managed within the constraints of the research rules. In our analogy, the obstacles that researchers face are represented by “ghosts”, which symbolize major ethical concerns, low-quality data, legal issues, and educational challenges. In short, clinical researchers need to meticulously collect and analyze data from various sources, often navigating through intricate and nuanced challenges to ensure that the data they obtain are both precise and pertinent to their research inquiry. Reflecting on this analogy can foster a deeper comprehension of the significance of employing AI and other powerful technologies with heightened awareness and attentiveness.

The Clinical Researcher Journey in the Artificial Intelligence Era: The PAC-MAN’s Challenge / Bignami, E. G.; Vittori, A.; Lanza, R.; Compagnone, C.; Cascella, M.; Bellini, V.. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 11:7(2023), p. 975.975. [10.3390/healthcare11070975]

The Clinical Researcher Journey in the Artificial Intelligence Era: The PAC-MAN’s Challenge

Bignami E. G.;Lanza R.;Compagnone C.;Bellini V.
2023-01-01

Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool that can assist researchers and clinicians in various settings. However, like any technology, it must be used with caution and awareness as there are numerous potential pitfalls. To provide a creative analogy, we have likened research to the PAC-MAN classic arcade video game. Just as the protagonist of the game is constantly seeking data, researchers are constantly seeking information that must be acquired and managed within the constraints of the research rules. In our analogy, the obstacles that researchers face are represented by “ghosts”, which symbolize major ethical concerns, low-quality data, legal issues, and educational challenges. In short, clinical researchers need to meticulously collect and analyze data from various sources, often navigating through intricate and nuanced challenges to ensure that the data they obtain are both precise and pertinent to their research inquiry. Reflecting on this analogy can foster a deeper comprehension of the significance of employing AI and other powerful technologies with heightened awareness and attentiveness.
2023
The Clinical Researcher Journey in the Artificial Intelligence Era: The PAC-MAN’s Challenge / Bignami, E. G.; Vittori, A.; Lanza, R.; Compagnone, C.; Cascella, M.; Bellini, V.. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 11:7(2023), p. 975.975. [10.3390/healthcare11070975]
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