Artificial intelligence has been making its mark in the field of medicine – with researchers around the world working to harness its power to improve different aspects of healthcare, from diagnosing patients to developing new drugs.
RTHK takes a look at how some doctors in Hong Kong are using AI technology to save lives and improve patient outcomes.
Local stroke victims are among those benefitting from AI – which has effectively extended the treatment window for patients. Kids with scoliosis are being spared repeated radiation exposure from frequent X-ray scans.
However, challenges remain on the lack of regulation over the use and sharing of sensitive medical data that’s needed to improve AI systems. Can a balance be struck between the need to maintain patient privacy, and feeding AI’s voracious appetite for information?
Watch our video exploring how AI is revolutionising the practise of medicine in Hong Kong.