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General Practice - 2049

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AI will be almost in full flow by then. This will have more knowledge than all Polymath/Professor/Consultant/GP(s). By then AI will also have ‘experience’ to pick the most appropriate investigation/treatment/surgery (performed by robots) for individual patients. Google’s AI, Deep Mind, has been gathering this information at the Royal Free, without patient consent, to understand why clinicians make the decisions that they do. It will be able to pick through the slightly abnormal scans, bloods and decide as to what is significant requiring further investigation. It will have all of our ‘experience’ and will be continuously developing its own experience, identifying where further research should be done. The only thing that is in question is to whether AI will have developed enough for patients to have equal empathy with Bots compared to clinicians. If not there will be space for people picked (by AI) and further trained to be caring and empathic to deliver pleasantries and advice to patients. Rate of pay will be comparable to low level nursing, if even this high. All the knowledge and experience will come from AI. So no need for a medical degree or postgrad qualifications. The Govt will save a fortune. The other question is will Bots have developed enough to take over the health care worker role?

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19 Feb 2018

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12:50pm

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