China’s AI doctors will see you now – or whenever you please
With an aging population and a shrinking labor pool, China has a shortage of doctors but an increasing demand for health care. But if China can’t train enough doctors, it could make up for the shortage with the help of artificial intelligence. On Saturday, a Shanghai hospital began providing a new AI-powered service that diagnoses some 30 diseases, showcasing the increasing capability of the technology in hospitals as China aims to become a world leader in AI by 2030. In October, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China must develop artificial intelligence to secure the country’s future. Health care, Xi said, is one of several areas China needs to boost the application of AI. As part of