Some researchers have analysed conversations between patients and drug and alcohol counsellors, for example, to assess the degree of empathy the therapists were displaying.
“Machine learning and artificial intelligence has a major role to play in healthcare,” says Tony Young, national clinical lead for innovation at NHS England.
“You only have to look at the rapid advancements made in the last two years in the translation space. Machine learning won’t replace clinicians, but it will help them do things that no humans could previously do.”
It is easy to see how such technology could be applied to teaching and training scenarios.