As Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Medicine, the Human Touch Could Be a Casualty

May 1, 2019

(NPR) – Automation like this is starting to infiltrate medical care. Depending on how it’s deployed, it could help reduce medical errors and potentially reduce the cost of care. It could also create a gulf between health caregivers and people of more modest means. “My fear is we will end up with what I’ve been calling a ‘health care apartheid,’ ” says Sonoo Thadaney Israni, at the Stanford University medical school.

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