Dr Google? AI could be doctor in the pocket, but company’s health officer urges caution about its limits

  • July 23, 2023
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Dr Karen DeSalvo excited by arrival of artificial intelligence but warns it has limitations and will only be ‘tool in the toolbox’ of medical professionals

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The arrival of artificial intelligence into healthcare means everyone could one day have a doctor in their pocket, but Google’s chief health officer has urged caution about what AI can do and what its limits should be.

“There’s going to be an opportunity for people to have even better access to services [and] to great quality services,” Dr Karen DeSalvo told Guardian Australia in an interview last week.

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