A hospital in the western German city of Bochum has integrated robots into its staff – without letting any humans go.
The Indian premier has hailed the scheme, saying "it will become an example" for the world. But others are critical, warning that similar initiatives had been bogged down by lack of infrastructure and state corruption.
Using artificial intelligence in healthcare may seem counterintuitive if you have access to good human doctors. But even then, perhaps AI can help.
US insurance company Aflac has sponsored a social robot to support children with cancer. The cuddly companion can share emotions, purrs when petted - and even has a heartbeat.
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