algorithms, artificial intelligence

Doctors and nurses and such …

… are notoriously difficult to schedule.  The right amount of them at every moment of the day or night, each working at some acceptable pace, about the right number of hours per month, with various absences, holidays and much more is a par excellence hard to plan.

If is it more chess-like complicated or Go-like complicated, depends on a particular working place in question, but it’s almost always complicated!  Human schedulers are surprisingly good, as human chess players are surprisingly good. But only to a point when the machine with the algorithm arrives. A human is no match for the top engines.

There is a superhuman level scheduler called WoShi now. Partly responsible for the hiatus we had on this blog. We are field testing it right now.

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2 thoughts on “Doctors and nurses and such …

    • It’s a combinatorial problem which may be even more complex when doctors or nurses or some other workers are scares. Or when the rules of engagement are very complicated thanks to the bureaucracy. But then, it’s even more interesting to see what the machine will come up with!

      The difference between a human scheduler and this AI system is even bigger then.

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