Why robots will never take a doctor's job

Could the art of diagnosing be bested by a fancy computer algorithm?

Is it just me, or do we keep hearing that doctors’ days are numbered?

I recently read about the supercomputer IBM Watson, which is reported to “know all the medical knowledge in the world, be accurate, consistent, have low-running costs and can be accessed anywhere in the world”.

But just how close is the reality of doctors’ roles being superseded by computers?

If you look at other industries, machines are