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World’s first AI hospital is in the works and it could treat 3,000 'patients' a day

World’s first AI hospital is in the works and it could treat 3,000 'patients' a day

The move to AI could revolutionise healthcare

When we think about AI, usually two things spring to mind:

1) It could make our lives a lot easier

2) It's going to take all of our jobs

If we think optimistically, however, AI could help save lives, according to China.

Chinese researchers have revealed that they are currently working on the world's first AI hospital.

Tsinghua University are currently working on 'Agent Hospital', a virtual world where all of the medical professionals and patients are driven by large language model (LLM).

The move to AI could revolutionise healthcare. (Getty Stock Images)
The move to AI could revolutionise healthcare. (Getty Stock Images)

This basically allows for autonomous interaction and, more importantly, means AI doctors are able to treat 10,000 patients within just a few days, reports Global Times.

For context, it would take humans at least two years to treat that many patients.

AI doctors are also able to rack up a whopping 93.06 percent accuracy rate on the MedQA dataset (US Medical Licensing Exam questions), which covers major respiratory diseases.

Team leader Liu Yang has explained that medical students can use the platform to treat virtual patients as part of the learning process.

This eliminates the need to operate on real patients, for example.

The risk-free environment can help develop a number of highly trained doctors, according to Liu, the executive dean of Institute for AI Industry Research (AIR) and associate dean of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University.

After around six months of research and development, the AI hospital town is almost ready for practical application.

Agent Hospital aims to be operational by the second half of 2024.

It's unlikely AI doctors will ever treat real patients, however.

The technology will be ready soon. (Getty Stock Images)
The technology will be ready soon. (Getty Stock Images)

This comes after Elon Musk's prediction for when he thinks AI will become smarter than humans.

Taking to X, the owner wrote: "AI will probably be smarter than any single human next year.

"By 2029, AI will probably be smarter than all humans combined."

Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil also said something similar in an interview with Joe Rogan: "We're not quite there, but we will be there, and by 2029 it will match any person.

"I'm actually considered conservative. People think that will happen next year or the year after.

"I actually said that in 1999. I said we would match any person by 2029. So for 30 years, people thought that was totally crazy.

"In fact, Stanford had a conference that invited several hundred people from around the world to talk about my prediction, and people thought that this would happen, but not by 2029.

"They thought it would take 100 years."

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Topics: AI, Technology, Artificial Intelligence