UK health service to use Amazon Alexa to give medical advice

UK health service to use Amazon Alexa to give medical advice

British citizens can now ask Amazon’s Alexa for health advice. The British government announced Wednesday that UK residents can now search the National Health Service (NHS) website using voice commands. The agreement with Amazon (AMZN) is not exclusive, and the NHS plans to work with other technology providers on similar offerings.

KCooper
KCooper
Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 8 months

Oh great. It'll be like the 111 medical enquiry line. All roads lead to calling an ambulance. For example: "Alexa, my toe hurts" "it sounds like you have cat AIDS, would you like me to call an ambulance?" Or, another classic: "Alexa, my Fitbit says my heart is going too fast but my pulse is normal" "Break out the community defibrillator, I'll call the coroner"

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 8 months

And now all you health information will be the property of Amazon, and will be stored on their servers forever. Why do we do such stupid things.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 8 months

Alexa I have a headache should I take an asprin? "I think you have cancer Karen, I give you 6 months left"

krm266
krm266 8 months

Could be decent if implemented right. I don't know if same people over-using the NHS for simple things are the same that own Amazon Echos/Dots etc though.

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