How will AI impact our workforce? At a recent workshop on artificial intelligence, a number of executives discussed how AI will affect a number of different industries, from customer service to the stock exchange.

Some of their most interesting predictions have to do with how AI will impact the field of medicine:

“We can get machines to do some of the job … but human-to-human interaction is still critical. The art of selling, understanding relationships and understanding context is important and really hard,” Mr. Keylock said at the event.

AI could be particularly helpful in areas of health care such as radiology and pathology in which human health care providers currently rely heavily on tissue and imaging analysis, said Steven E. Goldberg, vice president of medical affairs and population health at Quest Diagnostics Inc.

In the future, one doctor could be in charge of 10,000 radiology or pathology-related cases per day that are all machine-reviewed first, said Dr. Goldberg, also chief health officer of health and wellness at Quest.

“You’re less likely to see that occurrence in a primary care setting where the intimacy is a bit more important,” he said at a panel session on AI and business value.

One thing they all agreed upon? AI won’t make human intelligence obsolete – but it will mean a shift in which skills we need to cultivate for the jobs of tomorrow. Read more of the experts’ predictions at the Wall Street Journal.

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