Radiologists working in 10 years will be 'killing patients,’ says billionaire Vinod Khosla

Businessman Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and a longtime venture capitalist, said this week that he thinks any radiologist still practicing in 10 years “will be killing patients every day.”

According to a report from TechCrunch, Khosla made the remarks while speaking at the Creative Destruction Lab’s Super Session in Toronto. He has been a longtime proponent of advancing AI technologies in healthcare.

Khosla also said that “radiologists are toast” and that being a radiologist “shouldn’t be a job,” according to the report.

“The investor qualified the strength of his statements by adding that he believes the time for being polite is over, since he does believe that on balance people will be more dangerous than machine intelligence in the specific domain of radiology in the 10-year time frame,” TechCrunch reported.

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