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Concerning a seemingly intractable feature of the accountability gap

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  • Contributors BL is the sole author of this commentary.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Diagnostic software designed by Google to perform mammogram cancer screenings produced a 9.4% reduction in false negatives, and a 5.7% reduction in false positives relative to the standard margin of error among US radiologists. See McKinney et al. 2

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