Today Wired published my op-ed on where we’ll see economy-scale impact from robots in the short run. Hint: it’s not in pizza delivery.
Interviewed by Steve Levine of Axios a few days ago, and he quickly pulled together this interesting summary. And I was glad to see him review at least one of the other superb ethnographies by young researchers that I drew upon for my broader findings.
Genuinely bowled over that my study got 19+k upvotes and a lively discussion on Reddit Science. Many junior surgeons and residents weighed in.
A study has found that junior surgeons need years of training before becoming excellent surgeons. However, with the advent of robotic surgery, the junior surgeon’s practice is significantly reduced, and evidence suggests that junior surgeons don’t acquire the skills they require. from science
This wasn’t just a copy-paste job: Matt (the reporter) checked my findings independently. Of course it’s not med students who are getting the terrible training here, it’s residents, but I’m glad Wired decided to talk about this!