"Xiaoyi, an AI-powered robot in China, for example, has recently taken the national medical licensing examination and passed, making it the first robot to have done so. Not only did the robot pass the exam, it actually got a score of 456 points, which is 96 points above the required marks."

When fears are raised even in the UK about a potential shortfall in GPs- especially in rural areas- the use of AI to assist human doctors points a solution to scarce resources