Will doctors be replaced by artificial intelligence?


  • Saman Tauqir Demonstrator Department of Physiology, Rehman College of Dentistry Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Rashid Mahmood Professor & Head Department of Physiology, Rehman Medical College Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Progress in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics with their applications in various medical disciplines are likely to be a noteworthy feature of medical learning and practice in the future. The dilemma arising from this unprecedented progress is whether the medical profession is threatened by such technological innovations and whether it will render many practitioners obsolete. This editorial highlights these important considerations for provoking discussion and hopefully a rational resolution.
The authors declared no conflict of interest. All authors contributed substantially to the selection of topic, literature search, and write-up of the editorial, and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.