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China launches global medical AI research platform

July 13, 2020


Abstract : China launched a global medical artificial intelligence research platform on the Healthcare Conference of the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) kicked off online last Friday.

SHANGHAI, July 13 (Xinhua) -- China launched a global medical artificial intelligence research platform on the Healthcare Conference of the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) kicked off online last Friday.

Initiated by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a government think tank and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the platform aims to push forward research and innovation on AI healthcare technologies and international research cooperation.

The MedNet focus on research on AI technologies' application in both clinical medicine and public health based on big data, according to Liu Duo, president of CAICT, adding that the platform will undertake standards setting, the development of benchmark dataset, methodologies and experience sharing, and the design and deployment of a public service platform that is useful to researchers as well as to industry.

Mao Junfa, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and vice president of Shanghai Jiaotong University, also made remarks at the conference to support the work of the clinical medicine sector in the MedNet, and promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements.

Adding to the AI applications, the MedNet will seek guidance and collaboration with international organizations with mandates in information standards and public health, such as ITU and WHO, etc.

It is noted that CAICT and Tsinghua University also initiated a league which consists of over 20 China's top hospitals for further cooperation on AI healthcare technologies and application at the conference.

(Contributed by Chen Aiping, edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, 346129473@qq.com) 

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