Baidu Announces Melody, a New AI-Powered Conversational Bot for Doctors and Patients

BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwired – Oct 11, 2016) – Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), China’s leading search engine, today launched Melody, an AI-powered conversational bot that helps doctors gather information and respond to patients about their medical conditions. Baidu’s Melody is designed to save time in online discussions between doctors and patients, and provide relevant, contextual information to doctors to assist with recommendations and treatment options. Melody incorporates advanced deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies developed by Baidu. It integrates with Baidu Doctor, an app that Baidu launched in China in 2015. The Baidu Doctor app allows patients to ask doctors direct questions, book appointments online and search for healthcare-related information. Andrew Ng, chief scientist, Baidu, said: “Melody is designed to help both doctors and patients. By focusing on the medical…


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