Survey: Wielding AI magic in clinical trials requires a master’s touch

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eClinical’s Industry Outlook 2024 report highlights a significant acceleration in AI/ML adoption for clinical trials. Over half of professionals (53%) in functions like clinical operations, data management, and biometrics now see these technologies as central to streamlining trials by 2024, surpassing the emphasis on automation that dominated last year. Despite this hype cycle, a core lesson emerges: progress will be uneven as we learn to harness this new form of “magic.”

The sorcerer’s apprentice: Enthusiasm and the need for mastery

Much like the eager apprentice in Disney’s animated film “Fantasia,” which itself is inspired by Goethe’s “Der Zauberlehrling”(“Sorcerer’s Apprentice“), many in the clinical research field seem eager to unleash the power of AI even before fully grasping the strategic investment required for mastery…

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