First ever head-to-head study reveals doctors are WAY better than symptom-checker apps at diagnosing illnesses (...for now, at least)



As we all know, it may not be long before computers and robots make us all redundant - from lorry drivers to surgeons.
In the field of medicine, precise algorithms could help avoid tragic misdiagnoses that could ultimately be fatal.
There has been a recent surge in symptom-checker apps programmed to match symptoms to illnesses, and suggest a course of action. And hundreds of millions of people Google their symptoms for a quick-fire diagnosis. 
But according to a new study, doctors are still unequivocally better at diagnosing illnesses than commonly used symptom-checker apps.
The research by... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Health, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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