AI defeats elite doctors in diagnosis competition


Radiologist Zhang Junhai from Shanghai Huashan Hospital reads a medical image display during a competition with BioMind, an artificial intelligence system, in Beijing.

An artificial intelligence system recorded a 2-0 victory against elite physicians in two rounds of a competition in Beijing to diagnose brain tumors and predict the expansion of brain hematomas, or bruises.

BioMind, developed by researchers from the AI Research Centre for Neurological Disorders and Capital Medical University, made correct diagnoses in 87% of 225 cases in about 15 minutes.

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