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Robot doctor passes his medical exams

A robot doctor – one of the first in the world – has passed its medical exams with flying colors.

Xiao Yi “mastered” all required medical skills, scoring 465 out of 600 points in China’s National Medical Licensing Examination.

Researchers from Tsinghua University, Beijing spent the last 12 months inputting information from dozens of medical books into his brain.

During the exam, the robo doc was forced to show a “reasoning process” when deciding how to treat symptoms, instead of regurgitating the information back.

Wu Ji, deputy boss of the university’s electronic engineering department, said: “Its score is 96 points above the acceptance line.”

“This shows that it has indeed mastered the medical knowledge and clinical knowledge and it has owned the basic ability to employ the knowledge to solve some problems.”

Although the robot has flaunted his superior wealth of knowledge, researchers have warned he still has a long way to go before becoming a qualified doctor.

But Ji said the examinations the robot undertook can help doctors to “avoid risks.”

Source: https://nypost.com/2017/11/20/robot-doctor-passes-his-medical-exams/

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