Can you imagine what a visit to the doctor’s would look like in 20 or 30 years? It’s highly likely that, in the future, it will be very different to what we experience now. Medical technologies are developing rapidly and already actively helping doctors to make diagnoses. But what further potential does technology have? What do physicians think about the changes that may occur in their profession in the future?
Kaspersky interviewed medical professionals around the world to find out their opinions on one of the most common futuristic theories: will technologies be able to completely replace doctors? 37% of global respondents agree that it may happen with the help of AI, cloud, big data, and robotics in just 20 years, and 43% believe such technologies will completely replace psychologists.
But what about the readiness to entrust our health to machines? Quite a substantial number of physicians are quite confident about the capacity of future technologies. 40% of global healthcare professionals agree they would be happy to recommend that their relatives have surgery done by robots when it becomes a possibility.