AI system spots childhood disease like a doctor

AI system spots childhood disease like a doctor

A Chinese artificial intelligence programme deemed to be as accurate as a doctor may soon be available to help medical professionals diagnose patients (AFP Photo/Chandan KHANNA) Paris (AFP) - An artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said Monday. From the flu and asthma to life-threatening pneumonia and meningitis, the system consistently matched or out-performed primary care paediatricians, they reported in Nature Medicine.

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