For the First Time, a Robot Passed a Medical Licensing Exam
robot Xiaoyi took the country's medical licensing examinations and passed, according to local reports. Xiaoyi is just one example of how much China is keen on using AI to make a number of industries
A ROBOT MEDICAL
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. And while this is still a work in progress, AIs have been busy passing other
kinds of tests.
Xiaoyi, an AI-powered robot in China, for example, has recently taken the national
medical licensing examination and passed, making it the first robot to have done so. Not only did the robot pass the exam, it actually got a score of 456 points, which is 96 points above the required
This robot, developed by leading Chinese AI company iFlytek Co.,
Ltd., has been designed to capture and analyze patient information. Now, they’ve proven that Xiaoyi could also have enough medical know-how to be a licensed
Local newspaper China Daily notes
that this is all part of the country’s push for more AI integration in a number of industries, including healthcare and consumer
electronics. 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. The country’s determination, driven by the realization that AI is the new battleground for international
development, could put the U.S. behind China in this worldwide AI race.