he introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into health care is revolutionizing the delivery of care. Right now, hospitals are buying AI systems, not with the intention of replacing humans, but to improve care or streamline the administration process. However, as AI and machine learning systems are becoming better than humans at detecting diseases and costing less, many are legitimately questioning whether it is ethical to replace some types of doctors.
Some of the newer AI-powered software used to scan medical imaging reports are able to spot details that human eyes cannot find, potentially saving more lives than even the best doctor. More importantly, they can scour the reports for signs of other conditions which may differ from the one that the pathologist was looking for when the test was performed. They could even be used retroactively to re-scan millions of electronic medical records to find any symptom of an otherwise unknown disease in a fraction of the time required by a human doctor.