Doctors are already using artificial intelligence to help mine medical data, make diagnoses, and design treatment plans. Healthcare AI could soon assist with patient interactions, but this has implications for public policy and business models.
Even before it becomes commonplace, healthcare AI’s acceptance reflects social divisions. In the U.K., men are more comfortable than women regarding talking to a robot for getting medical assistance, found a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey.
AI and robotics promise to address shortages of skilled workers in healthcare and other industries. How comfortable will physicians, nurses, and patients be interacting with automated systems? Will this lead to greater efficiency, privacy, and time for human care?
We’ll be discussing whether your business is ready for robotics and AI at this year’s RoboBusiness conference. In the meantime, here are some examples of where healthcare AI is developing.
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