How robots and AI can support, not substitute, nursing practice
Artificial intelligence and robotics have the potential to aid nurses in aspects of clinical practice, from taking on repetitive tasks to speeding up decision-making
- For many nurses, the daily reality of creaking IT systems makes the idea of an AI-powered NHS hard to imagine
- But artificial intelligence has huge potential to hasten clinical decision-making, and robots can take on tasks that put nurses under strain
- Nurses’ needs should inform technology procurement, and caution is needed to ensure AI does not widen health inequalities
We are hearing more and more about robots taking over the world, and the existential threat artificial intelligence (AI) could pose to humanity.
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