Using artificial intelligence to improve medical services in China

Ruiyang Li, Yahan Yang, Shaolong Wu, Kai Huang, Weirong Chen, Yizhi Liu, Haotian Lin


Artificial intelligence (AI) is one hotspot of research in the field of modern medical technology. Medical AI has been applied to various areas and has two main branches including virtual and physical. Recently, Chinese State Council issued a guideline on developing AI and indicated that the widespread application of AI will improve the level of precision in medical services and achieve the intelligent medical care. Medical resources, especially the high-quality resources, are deficient across the entire health service system in China. AI technologies, such that virtual AI and telemedical technology, are expected to overcome the current limitations of the distribution of medical resources and relieve the pressure associated with obtaining high-quality health care.