Robots for primary diagnosis of illnesses in Turkey from 2020
Robots will be used in preliminary health examinations in Turkey as of January-July 2020. The Turkish Deputy Health Minister confirmed this on Dec. 5.
Dr. Şuayip Birinci described the procedure during the third Istanbul Economy Summit. He stated that robots will diagnose the illness of patients to decide the right department for them. Patients will then go to a doctor.
“Artificial Intelligence [AI] diagnoses faster and more accurate than doctors in some areas, and there are global investments in this field,” he said.
Birinci mentioned that doctors’ mistakes are among the main problems in the health sector. He went on to say that as of next year, AI-based devices will meet around 20 percent of medical demands.