First AI hospital unveiled in China

A university in China has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) hospital called “Agent Hospital,” where virtual doctors can treat up to 3,000 patients a day.

Tsinghua University, the so-called Harvard of China, is attempting to revolutionize healthcare by transforming the way doctors diagnose and treat patients.

The hospital is all virtual – all doctors and nurses are driven by large language models (LLMs) that autonomously interact with each other. There are 14 different doctors and four nurses – a virtual medical staff that works together to consult, examine, diagnose, and treat virtual patients.

As per Global Times, AI doctors can treat 10,000 in just a few days. It would take a human doctor a couple of years to see that many patients.

The leading physician of the hospital, MedAgent-Zero, stores successful treatments and is learning from misdiagnoses.

Yes, the AI doctors aren’t seeing human patients. However, this project is believed to have a revolutionary effect on the health industry.

Would the AI hospital town bring practical benefits to the real healthcare industry? The answer is yes.

Scientists behind the project say it will enhance medical training. Students can treat virtual patients without fear of causing real harm.

The AI hospital can simulate and, therefore, help future doctors prepare for various scenarios, such as the spread of new infectious diseases.

As per Global Times, the AI hospital is “nearing readiness for practical application.”