Preview – Diagnosis on Demand: The Computer Will See You Now

Diagnosis on Demand
Picture Shows: Could a machine replace your GP? How AI is transforming healthcare. Image Credit: BBC/Wingpsan Productions Ltd/Andy A’Court.

Part of Horizon, Dr. Hannah Fry examines the issue of technology in the NHS and if artificial intelligence can out-perform human doctors when giving out diagnosis.

While you would expect the NHS to be at the forefront of technology, in some ways it is still old-fashioned. Indeed, the NHS is today the largest purchaser of fax machines in the world. However, a company called Babylon Health is attempting to test against itself against humans to see which can provide safe and accurate diagnosis first.

Diagnosis on Demand: The Computer Will See You Now is on BBC Two at 21.00.

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