Would You Trust a Robot-Doctor? Why or Why Not?

This article is meant as a thought experiment for our readers. Thoughts expressed herein are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect that of RateFast.

It’s big news every time that somebody dies in an accident due to a self-driving car. The year is 2020 and it’s understandable why people still have concerns about having a self-driving car of their own. Despite the trepidation of many, the fact of the matter is that car companies continue to make and advance these automated technologies, because people continue to buy them.

One way to look at self-driving cars, is to say that people are literally trusting their lives to these devices and the companies who have developed them. When you look at it that way, envisioning a robotic doctor isn’t all that different.
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Work Ethic: The Duty of the Physician in Workers’ Comp

If you know a physician who provides workers’ compensation in their clinic, known as a PTP (Primary Treating Physician), then you probably know that they are very busy people. The reason for this is because they are responsible for collecting far more data from a patient who is coming in for a workers’ comp injury, than any other routine doctor’s visit.
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It’s Time to Take the Technocratic Stance on Workers’ Comp

It seems difficult to imagine a form of government run by scientists. That’s probably in part because there are currently no national governments that are run by scientists. But when we look at how companies and institutions are using science to successfully navigate through the constantly changing world, it might begin to make sense to see some scientists begin to take office.

Taking it one step further, maybe a computer could eventually hold office (could the president one day be a robot?). Remember this part, it will come up later.
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