Ping An's AskBob beats six doctors by 2.9 points in diabetes competition

It won in the International Human-Machine Competition on Diabetes Management.

Ping An Insurance announced that its AskBob Doctor, an artificial intelligence-driven consultation and treatment assistance tool, scored 92.4 points, compared to a human team of six endocrinologists who scored 89.5 points, in an International Human-Machine Competition on Diabetes Management.

The competition was jointly organised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Ping An Smart City, Ping An Technology, Ping An Good Doctor, Peking University People's Hospital and Peking University International Hospital. It was part of the IDF Virtual Congress 2021.

The judges assessed the submissions provided by AskBob Doctor and the team of endocrinologists in an anonymous review process and scored based on diagnosis, treatment and other items. The judges stated that the plan suggested by AskBob Doctor was more comprehensive and holistic. In addition, AskBob Doctor's response speed was impressive: AskBob Doctor took just a few seconds to complete one case, while a human doctor took nearly 20 minutes.

Chief Healthcare Scientist Xie Guotong said, "AI is meant to help doctors improve the quality and efficiency of diagnosis and treatment rather than replace doctors. Based on 40 million pieces of medical literature, 200,000 drug instructions and 20,000 clinical guidelines, Ping An has constructed the world's largest bilingual medical knowledge graph and deep learning models, which will help doctors in diagnosis and treatment enhancing the decision-making process by providing doctors with personalised and precise recommendations."

AskBob Doctor has served more than 1 million doctors in more than 40,000 hospitals, providing more than 200,000 recommendations every day to help doctors make better diagnoses and treatments.

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