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Will "Physicians and Surgeons" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 31% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

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Kev (No chance) says
Very socially oriented job
Higher level cognitive skills and holistic approaches to care mean it is very difficult to totally replace job
Mundane tasks will certainly be automated however
Jun 09, 2019 at 07:24 AM
Doc says
I think, you are a physician, aren’t you?
Let me tell you, physicians can be easily replaced by Watson right now. Nurse can write symptoms on her own. Watson will provide diagnosis. So, where do we need physicians here? Right, to write prescriptions. Thus, the only obstacle here is the obsolete law that can be easily changed. It is how does capitalism work. Remember, money before patients ;)
Jun 16, 2019 at 12:35 PM
Jono says
I think this is an oversimplification. It is very challenging to sift through which symptoms are the relevant symptoms and weight them all properly. Watson can do certain things very well for example choosing first line treatment for cancer. However, the difficulty comes when patients are not describing symptoms in a classic way (which is the majority of the time). The art of medicine is distilling the words of a patient into a way which can be fit into an algorithmic box.
Jul 17, 2019 at 06:31 PM
Ruth Edmonds (Small chance) says
A lot of what we do is to follow algorithmic like guidelines, which could be automated, but to fully cover everything you have to have a low index of suspicion. Given investigation may be damaging to health and we sometimes need to think laterally I am not sure that AI can cope with that yet, or even new syndromes
Jun 07, 2019 at 08:49 PM
Dmi says
As an AI developer, I can tell you that robots have it. It is called anomal values detection. Ai is outperforming physicians already. Tbh, is much cheaper and much effective than most of physicians and surgeons. You have had a moment of glory. Now it is time to walk away.
Jun 16, 2019 at 12:39 PM
Noleon says
You're not an AI developer, you're just envious of physicians.
Aug 19, 2019 at 03:50 AM
chris (Likely) says
Robots have already been able to outperform surgeons in some surgeries based on quickness and precision and they will continue to improve.
Apr 17, 2019 at 08:20 PM
Coool says
Do you want a robot doing surgery on you Chris?
Apr 24, 2019 at 02:39 PM
CEREN DİKMEÇLİ says
I don't want to die
Apr 25, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Nicola says
People also do not want self driving Trucks too kill them and Experts say they will come anyway.

Where is the differences?
Jun 05, 2019 at 10:40 PM
Nicola says
You also don’t want to get killed by a self driving Truck but experts say they will come anyway.

Why shouldn’t they replace at least surgeons when they’re good enough and kill less people then human surgeons?
Jun 06, 2019 at 03:00 PM
EDA UZUNDEDE says
So true
Apr 25, 2019 at 11:40 AM

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