Well, let’s assume that you have been given a choice when you have visited a nearby hospital for a life-saving operation. The choice is this: You can either opt for a treatment supervised and executed entirely by skilled human medical staff, or you can opt for the choice where the operation will be supervised and executed entirely by machines. There is more to it: the human supervised operation has a 90 % chance of success as per long term trials where the machine controlled operation offers a 95% chance. What will you choose? It is indeed a difficult choice, right? Well, don’t be alarmed; this might be a reality in the near future itself. Even if there is a 95 % chance of survival, we wouldn’t want to trust a machine. Well, that attitude also might change with time if it becomes a reality. Humanity always evolved. It always welcomed change.
Are machines dangerous?
Well, in the scenario where doctorless hospitals become rampant, human safety at the hands of the machines will be a big concern. A set of people will argue that one should never trust machines with human life. Even after the clinical trials proving the efficiency of machines, they may not get it right all the time. Machines can of course go wrong. One has to seriously consider this possibility.
- However, we see machines controlling airplanes and cars. If we can trust machines to do those jobs perfectly, you don’t have to worry much.
- It’s a proven fact that machines do a better job than humans when it comes to most of the chores.
- Robots can make errors as much as humans. However, robots are less prone to make mistakes compared to human beings. In future, you might hear terms like ‘robotic knee replacement’ more often than you might think.
Transformation of hospitals
We have established that a term like robotic hip replacement Gold Coast wouldn’t shock you in the future. We are slowly getting there. What about the hospitals? Are we planning for hospitals that are capable of dealing with machines as medical professionals? Well, at present, the hospitals all over the world are not doing enough to prepare for the day when machines will do surgeries. However, all know that artificial intelligence and machines have been widely used in many other industries already. The medical industry has been slow in adopting this. Since safety is very important, we can understand why the medical industry is taking its time. Given that, when can we see a change? Most likely, financial reasons will force the medical industry to adopt artificial intelligence sooner than later. When robots are able to do it better at a reduced cost, governments and the private institutions will be forced to adopt. Also, private institutions will be the ones doing it first since they are driven by innovation to deal with the competition.