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Old 11-20-2017, 11:53 PM
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Robot Doctor


Okay; not quite
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A robot has passed the written test of China's national medical licensing examination, an essential entrance exam for doctors, making it the first robot in the world to pass such an exam.

Its developer iFlytek Co Ltd, a leading Chinese artificial intelligence company, said on Thursday that the robot scored 456 points, 96 points higher than the required marks.

The artificial-intelligence-enabled robot can automatically capture and analyze patient information and make initial diagnosis. It will be used to assist doctors to improve efficiency in future treatments, iFlytek said.

This is part of broader efforts by China to accelerate the application of AI in healthcare, consumer electronics, and other industries.
I though this was interesting:
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Liu Qingfeng, chairman of iFlytek, said, "We will officially launch the robot in March 2018. It is not meant to replace doctors. Instead, it is to promote better people-machine cooperation so as to boost efficiency."
A short time later the story includes this:
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"General practitioners are in severe shortage in China's rural areas. We hope AI can help more people access quality medical resources."
I suppose it would be true in one sense that no doctors were being replaced if people with no doctor started using Xiaoyi, right?

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