Virtual assistants support an over-stretched healthcare workforce

Virtual assistants are now trusted by users in a number of industries, including banking, airlines, utilities, and healthcare. Utilizing the conversational interfaces of either chat or voice, these so-called “chatbots” are quickly adding much needed support to an overstretched workforce. Problem to which virtual assistants could be applied: Within the United Kingdom’s West Midlands region,…

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Like humanity, AI needs to be diversified

In the latest issue of AIMed magazine, the Japanese assistive robot roadmap article attributed the success of robotics in Japan to their traditional values of not wanting to seek help from others. Although US has a similar roadmap, the priority was more on opportunities and innovations rather than catering to the needs of the majority.…

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Will blockchain solve healthcare challenges today?

IBM has been sponsoring Ponemon Institute, an independent establishment conducting research on privacy, data protection and information security policy, to carry out an annual cost of a data breach study over the past 13 years. The latest finding released this July, indicated that the global average cost for a lost or stolen record containing confidential…