How AI is transforming the way we live and work: Chinese firms develop systems to analyse health scans in bulk quickly

Yitu Healthcare vice-president Cathy Fang showing how its lung cancer diagnosis system can help identify lesions and give descriptions of the growths seen in chest CT scans.
Yitu Healthcare vice-president Cathy Fang showing how its lung cancer diagnosis system can help identify lesions and give descriptions of the growths seen in chest CT scans.ST PHOTO: CHONG KOH PING

Artificial intelligence is set to transform the way we live and work, from hotels to hospitals. Our correspondents in South Korea and China report.

China's artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Yitu Technology wants to work with Singapore hospitals to roll out its diagnostic system that uses machine learning to help doctors analyse large numbers of medical images quickly.

For a start, it will focus on lung cancer diagnosis and bone age assessment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'Chinese firms develop systems to analyse health scans in bulk quickly'. Print Edition | Subscribe