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[Comment] The fate of medicine in the time of AI

What does it mean to be a doctor? Is it still medicine we practise when a machine knows better than us our patient’s diagnosis, treatment, or fate? Would the hand we hold at the bedside still be reassured by our words and care? It remains hard to predict when artificial intelligence (AI) will become so powerful that it outreasons human beings. Some see that day arriving soon, and extreme predictions see whole disciplines like radiology or dermatology disappearing, replaced by AI.1 The truth is much less clear.

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