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With technological advances, automated automation, and internet of things, how do we cope with the challenges?

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Tasks such as monitoring, image interpretation, making prognoses/diagnoses will be augmented but of course not replaced by robots. It's arguable that this can free up much of our time, not to mention that by the time these are implemented, the duties of medical office assistants could at least be reduced if not automated as well.

I feel like this could affect the balance of supply vs demand we have of physicians vs patients. Will there be new tasks that we will need to learn how to do?
 

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Tasks such as monitoring, image interpretation, making prognoses/diagnoses will be augmented but of course not replaced by robots. It's arguable that this can free up much of our time, not to mention that by the time these are implemented, the duties of medical office assistants could at least be reduced if not automated as well.

I feel like this could affect the balance of supply vs demand we have of physicians vs patients. Will there be new tasks that we will need to learn how to do?
AIs are really not your concern, it's the incr volume of annoying and repetitive tasks that you will have to keep up with that will get on your nerves. Not only that, the real problem is how employers will want workers to increase productivity and efficiency after dumping millions of dollars in an "advanced technology". This has certainly made some things easier but added much more to the stresses of medicine. As doctors the real issue will be liability for a whole host of things they need to build muscle memory for to prevent. I imagine for doctors it isn't nearly as crazy as it is for a tech but overall everyone needs to realize that AI just increases collaboration between medical and engineering folks. If anything, there will be more jobs for biomed engineers in the future as technology invades our world because it is inevitable that these things break just as often. I just pray that I can do my job and keep it during my lifetime. Who knows who who has real job security in the future (esp when we are 40 being doctors and only 4-6 years out working).
 
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Smh some of you watch too much sci-fi.

The two biggest threats to physicians and patients alike are corporate medicine and midlevel encroachment. They go hand in hand. MBAs are taking over healthcare and they love hiring cheap labor to maim and kill patients, all in the name of the almighty dollar.

AI, even in radiology, is the least of our concerns.
 
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Yup. The term AI isn't what most think it is. A lot of AI is really just advanced predictive modeling, not the sort of stuff you see in Ex Machina or Her. AI can never replace a physician's touch, at least not until they build truly humanistic androids.


Meh, this argument again. Ill go ahead and start off with the counter: Computers will eventually replace all human functions except maybe some very soft skill jobs like therapy/psychiatry.

Maybe not in our lifetimes, but it is certain.

You can quabble over whether something is general AI or not, the question is whether it can get the job done.
 
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