AI set to revolutionize healthcare industry in China

Updated 2017-09-11 17:00:37 chinadaily.com.cn
Li Xiaoxiao, left, founder and CEO of Beijing Koboro Health Science and Technology, talks with Yang Song, product director of Koboro, in Beijing on Sept 6, 2017. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)

Li Xiaoxiao, left, founder and CEO of Beijing Koboro Health Science and Technology, talks with Yang Song, product director of Koboro, in Beijing on Sept 6, 2017. (Photo/chinadaily.com.cn)

Having a clear picture about one's own health and control over one's overall health management - including prevention and prognosis - is a dream of many people, especially when it takes hours to register for a five-minute doctor's visit.

"Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for people to receive a checkup in offices and receive medical advice online, which can lead to a revolution of the healthcare industry in China," said Li Xiaoxia, founder of Beijing Koboro Health Science and Technology.

A Beijing-based tech startup, Koboro has developed an app called "Daxia Health" which uses a combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide medical services, according to Li.

"The AI technology-supported 'Daxia Health' application can help analyze and process large amounts of health data collected from the clients and give precise, individualized recommendations which are checked by human doctors to guarantee accuracy," Li said.

The technology can greatly improve efficiency for both doctors and patients and transform the healthcare industry, added Li. She has recently been rated as a top 10 female entrepreneur in tech in a report released by Ali Research Institute, China Entrep Mulan Club and Alibaba Innovation Center.

Big companies like Google, Microsoft and Alibaba have started to tap into the AI-powered medical care market in recent years, Xinhua reported.

"Although healthcare big data systems are still in their infancy across the world, China has an opportunity to take a leading role. China's increasing senior population provides a large amount of data," Li said.

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