Baidu launches medical assistant chatbot to help doctors collect patient information

Chinese search engine company Baidu today is announcing the release of Melody, a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (A.I.) inside the existing Baidu Doctor app for Android and iOS, that collects medical information from people and then pass it to doctors in a form that’s easier and quicker to diagnose or otherwise respond to. For now, the chatbot only communicates in and understands Chinese and is only available to patients and doctors in China. The app in which Melody is available lets users ask medical questions and make appointments to meet with their doctors. Melody goes further; it reduces the amount of time patients and doctors have to spend exchanging basic information. The chatbot only sends responses on behalf of doctors after having doctors verify the information. “It’s not our…


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