I’m rarely unwell, but when I am I tend to want to see a GP as soon as possible. No hanging around, riding it out or seeing what further symptoms present for me. Think frantic Googling, then straight on the phone to the doctor’s surgery. If I can’t get seen quickly, I’ve used a couple of the (now many) doctor-on-demand services available and have been impressed with the speed and service most of the time.
Picture this: you’re concerned you have the early signs of skin cancer. You use software where a machine learning algorithm can diagnose your condition and ninety percent of the time it’s successful.
Except for you it’s not.