[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism?.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Wed Apr 18 17:20:32 UTC 2007

John K Clark wrote:
> Granted no computer program is (yet) as good at diagnoses as a genius doctor
> who is willing to devote significant time thinking about it, but I maintain
> a computer program will give at least as good a diagnosis as you are likely
> to receive in the real world.

As long as you have a nurse to enter the symptoms into the terminal, 
simple computer programs have been more accurate than human doctors 
since the 1970s.  Humans suck at summating evidence.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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