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A web company in China recently launched an online diagnosis tool that is run by artificial intelligence doctors, which can identify over 500 different diseases.

 

Would you use an AI doctor? Would you use an AI doctor?

A web company in China recently launched an online diagnosis tool that is run by artificial intelligence doctors, which can identify over 500 different diseases.

 

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