Covid-19: Should AI help make life-or-death decisions in the coronavirus fight?


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  • Sunday, 22 Mar 2020

Chinese researchers say they have developed an artificial intelligence tool that can assist doctors to make choices about Covid-19 patients. It analyses blood samples to predict survival rates and could help medical staff choose who gets treatment first. — SCMP

Doctors treating patients amid the coronavirus pandemic have to make life-or-death decisions each day about who gets treatment. That is more complicated than it sounds and researchers in China are developing AI tools to assist doctors with those choices.

But that raises another complicated question: should artificial intelligence be involved in medical life-and-death decisions?

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