Singapore firm's AI machine trumps doctors in test

Biomind can process brain scans and diagnose neurological conditions such as tumours fast

Professor Tchoyoson Lim (second from left) was part of a team of human doctors that took on - and lost to - AI doctor Biomind during a match at a neurology conference in Beijing yesterday.
Professor Tchoyoson Lim (second from left) was part of a team of human doctors that took on - and lost to - AI doctor Biomind during a match at a neurology conference in Beijing yesterday. ST PHOTO: DANSON CHEONG
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It was a match that until the final moments seemed like it could swing either way.

In one corner were top radiologists, 14 from China and one from Singapore, with decades of experience among them. Their opponent was a plucky upstart, an "artificial intelligence doctor" called Biomind that started "seeing" patients only two months ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline Singapore firm's AI machine trumps doctors in test. Subscribe