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[Reblog] Will Robots Replace Doctors?

I like the emphasis…will play a major role… instead of replace. I think that many nuances can only be detected by humans. And not sure computers can be totally programmed for such intangibles as empathy.

From the blog post by Dr. Bertalan Meskó on January 20, 2015

It is quite obvious, based on my previous posts, that I think cognitive computing will play a major role in the future of diagnostics. See these examples:

Now asked me to share my views on this:

In fact, these machines, which are also called cognitive computers, have the advantage of allowing the doctor to focus all of his or her attention on the patient, instead of having to concentrate on finding information. Thus, to combine human and artificial intelligence is key. Meskó defends that “the best potential pair is a human with technology.”


January 20, 2015 Posted by | health care | , , , | Leave a comment


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