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AlphaGo vs. Human: Implications for Medicine and Aesthetics


South Korean Go player loses 4-1 to AlphaGo, marking a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. With the complexity of Go, surpassing that of chess, and the immense number of potential moves, this game is a true test for AI’s ability to learn and adapt. However, does the victory of AlphaGo mean the end of human intervention in the field of medicine and cosmetic treatments?

Behind AlphaGo’s AI lies hundreds of servers that analyze every move of the opponent and choose the most advantageous one. Similarly, IBM’s Watson supercomputer can process 500GB of data per second and read 10 million medical records in 15 seconds, providing doctors with the best treatment options. But can cosmetic treatments benefit from AI in the same way?

Imagine entering a patient’s medical history, skin type, and clinical evaluation into a system and receiving the best treatment plan instantly. Would doctors become obsolete in cosmetic treatments? While the use of AI can assist doctors in developing the best treatment plan, the final decision must be based on the patient’s preference and the doctor’s expertise.

Cosmetic treatments are complex and involve medical knowledge, aesthetics, and the patient’s preference. Even with the best treatment plan, patients may decline treatments due to their personal risk aversion, aesthetic preferences, and changing trends in the beauty industry.

While AI can certainly help in analyzing data and improving efficiency, it cannot replace the human touch in the medical and cosmetic fields. The victory of AlphaGo should be viewed as an opportunity for humans to utilize AI as a tool to enhance the quality of care and treatments, rather than a threat to the human workforce.

In the end, medical and cosmetic treatments require human expertise, experience, and communication skills. While AI can help doctors in creating the best treatment plan, it’s up to the doctors to execute the plan and provide personalized care for each patient. Let’s embrace AI as a helpful assistant in the field of medicine and cosmetic treatments, while recognizing that the human touch remains irreplaceable.