China, as one of the major economy and powerful nation in the world, showcasin its sincerity to develop Artificial Intelligence in a new level.
A Chinese robot has successfully passed medical licensing examination for the first time, a historic and concrete evidence how much Beijing is keen on using AI to make number of industries more effecient.
According to local reports, Chinese AI-powered robot Xiaoyi took the country’s medical licensing examinations and passed.
As mentioned in our previous reports here in Newsgru, several experts generally agree that, before we might consider artificial intelligence (AI) to be truly intelligent —that is, on a level on par with human cognition— AI agents have to pass a number of tests.
As of writing, the validition of the AI’s intelligent is still a work in progress, AIs have been busy passing other kinds of tests.
Xiaoyi, an AI-powered robot in China, is the first robot to successfully passed the said examination, making him as a medical professional.
Not only did the robot pass the exam, it actually got a score of 456 points, which is 96 points above the required marks.
The robot is developed by leading Chinese AI company iFlytek Co., Ltd., has been designed to capture and analyze patient information.
The company is proving that Xiaoyi could also have enough medical know-how to be a licensed practitioner.
Based on local newspaper China Daily, all part of the country’s push for more AI integration in a number of industries, including healthcare and consumer electronics.
As of now, China is already a leading contender on the global AI stage, surpassing the United States in AI research, in an ultimate effort to become a frontrunner in AI development by 2030.
“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,” iFlytek chairman Liu Qingfeng told China Daily.