Next Phase of AI: Chatbots for Medical Learning
How amazing would it be if a doctor was always ready to answer your questions at just a click away?
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How amazing would it be if a doctor was always ready to answer your questions at just a click away? You can skip the waiting time for appointments while you stay at your place in comfort.
Euphoria? Sounds too good to be true? Well, you are in for a treat.
With some fantastic advancements being made in the field of AI, Machine Learning-powered chatbots are helping realize this scenario.
Today, these chatbots, which reside in your favorite messaging applications, help to analyze the symptoms and proceed accordingly.
How Do These AI-Powered Chatbots Work?
Chatbots reside in the most commonly used apps and in the form of assistants on various websites where they can converse with the users.
AI enables them to learn with each conversation and respond with greater efficiency next time. With advanced machine learning algorithms and natural language processing enabled, these chatbots can create maps linking symptoms and diseases.
Chatbots in the industry for medical care, ask some standard questions and help create a profile based on age, sex, and medical history. They can record the user's history and analyze symptoms based on user's inputs.
They can also use image and voice processing to record and match symptoms against the database.
What Is the Current Scene of Chatbots in the Field of Healthcare?
Chatbots for the healthcare sector have come far from the days of ELIZA. Today, they can help book appointments, ensure appropriate medicine dosages, and even suggest solutions.
There are multiple chatbots that have found widescale acceptance as both patients and doctors have realized the aid they have provided in the process.
Your Health- MD, which claims the largest database linkages of symptoms and diseases, is one of the most popular chatbots invested in this industry. It can predict the probability of a disease and thereafter make book appointments with the right doctor.
Florence is another chatbot that can act as a post-diagnosis personal nurse. It can put proper reminders for the medicines and suggest remedies if you miss any doses.
There are many more popular chatbots in the healthcare industry today like Safe Drug bot and Sim Sensei.
And with increasing acceptance, they are learning and evolving daily.
Chatbots are everywhere, and the sector where they will probably make the maximum impact on in the near future is healthcare.
With worsening doctor/patient ratio, these can play a vital role in the initial stages of the diagnosis. Developing nations struggle to provide the medical services, and with such chatbots coming on most commonly used platforms, accessibility can be improved drastically.
The sensitivity of chatbots and the reliability to analyze the symptoms have often sparked debates on their use.
Security of a user's medical data, which is the most personal form of data, is an important issue to address. With hackers gaining access to secured databases around the globe, security standards for these chatbots is one of the major concerns.
In a 2016 study by Frost and Sullivan, the market for AI in healthcare is projected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021, a 40% growth rate.
Rest assured, chatbots are here to revolutionize the industry. Do not expect them to replace doctors, but the assistance they provide is going to make a huge difference.
No need to pay unnecessary visits to a doctor; chatbots are here to help you!
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