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Dhaliwal gleans most of his expertise by reading medical journals and attending case conferences, but he also uses a diagnostic checklist program to cover his bases. With IBM developing a computer to handle medical diagnostics much as its Watson computer handled trivia in Jeopardy, the question is there: Will we still need the doctors?
According to the story:
Just how special is Dr. Dhaliwal’s talent? More to the point, what can he do that a computer cannot? Will a computer ever successfully stand in for a skill that is based not simply on a vast fund of knowledge but also on more intangible factors like intuition?
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