- May 24, 2020
- Posted by: sospeter
- Category: Blog News, Medical Insdustry
From AI-powered diagnosis to robotic surgery systems, the march of automation is undeniable in the medical industry. But how far will it go, and could technology ever replace the human element altogether? Here, medical industry experts tell us to what extent they think automated technology could replace human professionals in healthcare in the future.
It’s a question of complementing, not replacing
At Beyond Limits, we believe the role of AI is to complement, not replace, people by delivering actionable intelligence to human experts. Like many technology optimists, we believe AI could create a world where human abilities are amplified as machines help mankind process, analyse, and evaluate the abundance of data that creates today’s world, allowing humans to spend more time engaged in high-level thinking, creativity, and decision-making.
One serious problem is that of expectation of what AI can really do. At the end of the day, an AI system is educated and trained to solve a particular problem and that is pretty much its entire universe. These systems are not humans, who can freely interact with their environment. They are machines, not people. The question is no longer whether AI will fundamentally change the workplace. It’s happening. The true question is how companies can successfully use AI in ways that enables, not replaces, the human workforce, helping to make humans faster, more efficient and more productive.
AJ Abdallat, CEO, Beyond Limits
You can’t replace the human touch in healthcare
In order to break through, new medical technologies must fit into a more patient-centered model of healthcare. They must empower patients – at its best, technology can do that. But in order to have positive patient experiences, they must also feel safe and supported, and that’s what human caregivers will always do best.