Taiwan encourages use of AI to improve care, ease medical shortfalls

As a shortage of hospitals, an aging population and a dearth of healthcare workers take a toll on the quality of healthcare in Taiwan, the country is increasingly turning to smart technology, including artificial intelligence, to help route adequate health options to its 24 million people.

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen this Spring announced plans to create an “AI Innovation Hub” to foster artificial intelligence startups. Meanwhile, the medical devices industry in Taiwan is seeking to leverage the strength of Taiwan’s information and communications technology manufacturing capabilities to develop affordable digital health, medical imaging, and precision medicine solutions.