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Japan plans 10 'AI hospitals' to ease doctor shortages

Computers will fill in patient records and analyze blood tests

Artificial intelligence could take on some hospital tasks and free doctors to focus on surgery and other important work.
Artificial intelligence could take on some hospital tasks and free doctors to focus on surgery and other important work.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is teaming up with businesses and academia to set up hospitals enhanced by artificial intelligence, seeking to allow short-handed doctors to spend more time on patient care while curbing medical spending.

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