Adding a touch of science in healthcare and improving patient experience can be a game changer, especially if it can get results, shorten wait time or streamline the process. Artificial intelligence is the latest craze on the market, and one application, in particular, could offer an innovative way of empowering patients and doctors alike. Chatbots are here with the promise of becoming competent assistants, diligent nurses and trustful companions.
Conversational interfaces, or chatbots, are expected to revolutionize the way we interact with companies and brands. It has even been suggested that these could replace websites and some apps since they use the most natural method of human interactionâ€Šâ€”â€Ša dialogue. Right now, there is a lot of hype surrounding chatbots and their potential applications. Yet, creating a machine that can still be useful once the novelty factor disappears is challenging.
How Chatbots Will Shape the Future of HealthcareIf most of us are comfortable to ask Siri about the weather or give instructions to Alexa to dim the lights, would we have the same openness to talk to a medical chatbot? Where would you draw the limit for taking a botâ€™s advice and how comfortable would you be following healthcare instructions from an algorithm, even if the initial set-up was approved by general practitioners?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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