News| Volume 19, ISSUE 2, P219-221, April 2023

A potpourri of pediatric urology: Real artificial intelligence

  • Christopher S. Cooper
    Correspondence to: Christopher S. Cooper, MD, University of Iowa: Department of Urology, 200 Hawkins Drive, 3RCP, Iowa City, IA 52242-1089, USA. Tel.: +1 319 353 8948; fax: +1 319 356 3900.
    Department of Urology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA
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Published:February 01, 2023DOI:
      • I touched the walls of my elementary school today.
      • So much time gone by?
      • Bricks and lessons worn, but feeling strong as ever.
      • I see the dirt path in the hill where we played and slid.
      • Into the painful lessons of fate.
      • Invisible to others.
      • Racing down the halls breaking the rules.
      • Falling through the window of my classroom door.
      • Scars now a less sensitive reminder.
      • I can't go back.
      • I can't go in.
      • Did we ever leave?
      For me, January is a month of reflection. It is a time of both nostalgia and anticipation. I think about the year and years gone by and consider my plans and resolutions for those ahead. It's a time for memories and dreams, recognizing the former is an imperfect constructive representation of a past reality in the mind (Knowledge and the Reliability of Constructive Memory. Zacks JM, Bezdek MA, Cunningham GE. Memory. 2022 Jan; 30 (1):22–25) and the latter may seem just as real. Now is a time to ponder the question, “What is the difference between artificial and real?”
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