Should Algorithms and Robots Mimic Empathy?

Should Algorithms and Robots Mimic Empathy?

By Bertalan Meskó MD PhD

Robots telling jokes and chatbots acting as life coaches sound astounding and terrifying at the same time. Extensive research is going on lately in the field of applying human features, emotions, gestures, and reactions to digital technology; and it raises thousands of questions.

Three Questions:

  • Could not only smart, but emotional algorithms or robots appear also in healthcare soon?
  • Would there be a place or need for them?
  • How would it impact the patient-doctor relationship or social interactions in general?

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Conclusion

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