I don’t think the best use of the physician’s training is that he learn to because an AI researcher himself. I think better he should learn the basics so he can speak the language then the work as part of a team.One of the things I like about being a software engineer is that I get to work with specialists in other fields and learn “just enough” of their speciality. For example the first radar system I worked on I started knowing next to nothing about radar. But we had some experts on the team and they would help explain the algorithms and what needed to be done. We’d try and implement them. I worked on a military simulation for some years and the company hired some retired generals. These guys were impressively smart but know little about computers. I know nothing about how to fight a war or how Division HQ worked. As much as we like to complain about “managers” these collaborative efforts require expert management to facilitate a dialog and keep the people working together without wasting endless time in meetings.
Christopher Albertson, lived in Los Angeles