Upshot extra: Robots as doctors? Not so fast.

My Upshot post today is about machines (or algorithms) replacing doctors (or not). A bit from my draft that didn’t make the final is worth sharing. So, quoting my unpublished draft:

2013 study by University of Oxford scholars predicted that health care jobs are among those least likely to be lost to automation. That does not mean that algorithms cannot be put to good use in certain areas of medicine, as complements to, not substitutes for, clinicians.


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