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AI-assisted cloud service to aid medical diagnosis in Japan

Health care consortium's platform addresses doctor shortages in rural areas

The consortium's cloud-based service eliminates the need for special terminals.

TOKYO -- A Japanese consortium including Hitachi and Microsoft Japan will use artificial intelligence to help doctors make diagnoses, tapping the cloud for data-sharing to eliminate the need for special terminals.

Smaller hospitals and rural areas with doctor shortages are seen benefiting from the user-friendly service, which will enable quality similar to urban facilities.

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