The Wisdom of the Crowd in Medicine

Centaur Labs
Aug 16 · 5 min read
The wisdom of the crowd relies on the diversity and collective intelligence of individuals.

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How Accurate Is The Crowd?

This is an example image of skin with psoriasis, similar to those in the DiagnosUs app. Suppose that we have 30 people vote that this image looks like psoriasis, and 2 vote that it does not — in that case, we can say that the simple majority vote dictates that it is a psoriasis image.

An Interesting Mathematical Question

We want to see how many ways there are to choose x of the m total objects of one variety, and the rest of the other variety, divided by the total number of ways to choose a subset of objects if we ignore the categories.

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Centaur Labs is building the future of medical decision-making. On our app DiagnosUs, users compete to analyze medical cases. Visit

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