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Artificial intelligence could transform healthcare, but we need to accept it first

A demonstrator sits in an electronic wheelchair as she talks with a doctor, seen on the monitor of Panasonic's HOSPI-Rimo, at its presentation in Tokyo October 4, 2011. The communications assistant robot, which has automatic movement and visual communication functions, enable conversations between people who are in separate places, such as when a doctor is in hospital and a patient at home. According to Panasonic, the robot can help people with limited mobility. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY BUSINESS HEALTH)

These achievements demonstrate that computers can save lives. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Owen A Johnson
Senior Fellow , University of Leeds
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