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Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix Chinas healthcare problem

Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix China's healthcare problem

Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as something that could disrupt the jobs market across the board -- potentially eating into careers as varied as accountants, advertising agents, reporters and more -- but there are some industries in dire need of assistance where AI could make a wholly positive impact, a core one being healthcare.

Despite being the world's second-largest economy, China is still coping with a serious shortage of medical resources. In 2015, the country had 1.8 physicians per 1,000 citizens, according to data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That figure puts China behind the U.S. at 2.6 and well below the OECD average of 3.4.

The undersupply means a nation of overworked doctors who constantly struggle to finish screening patient scans. Misdiagnoses inevitably follow. Spotting the demand, ...

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