Will AI Replace Your Doctor?

Posted by Peter Rudin on 19. October 2018 in News

A new wave of chatbots are replacing physicians and providing frontline medical advice—but are they as good as the real thing?

The application is built on a range of several AI techniques: language processing to allow users to describe their symptoms in a casual way, expert systems to mine huge medical databases, machine learning to string together correlations between symptom and condition.

Babylon Health, a London-based digital-first health-care provider, has developed an app to provide low-cost health care support. When in doubt, the apps will always recommend seeking a second, human opinion.


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