Bedside care with LEDs

The last time you saw your doctor, were you impressed with their answers? Did they know a lot more about the topic you raised than what you were already able to find with Google? Maybe, maybe not, right?  I like my doctor. I think she’s pretty sharp and can address each question I ask. She’s able to offer some information that I wasn’t aware of or a refinement of information I’d heard or read before.  However, it strikes me that the information I get when I see a GP is basically available via my computer.  Remember IBM’s supercomputer, Watson? The machine that beat that all-time Jeopardy champ? Well, it’s got a new gig.

Read this… The Robot Will See You Now

Star Trek’s Bones and his tricorder are on the horizon, in our lifetime.  And much as I respect my GP, I wouldn’t mind spending 5 minutes with a machine if it means she can spend 30 minutes or an hour with someone else who requires more complicated care.

About Peter Armaly
I get jazzed by automation, big data, and blockchain tech. Business, technology, and fitness are things I understand. Scotch, wine, food, and fiction are things I appreciate.

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