Having a wife that works in General Practice I know how important holistic assessment is - not just what a person says about their symptoms but how they act, physical appearance, body language etc.
Would you want a Bot making an initial diagnosis on you? Obviously Bots can be easily trained to consistently make better decisions than humans, and that includes when to hand over to a human. However, when it comes to healthcare the risk of just one wrong diagnosis leading to lost time in receiving critical care makes me wonder how far is too far. What's more, who would be held responsible?
What do you think?
In the future, bots powered by artificial intelligence may even be able to diagnose illnesses and tell a patient if their chest pains were due to a heart attack or heartburn. Such chatbots are one of the healthcare solutions that Singapore is exploring to battle an ageing population, a rise in chronic disease and a shrinking workforce.