Episode: The AI bot That is Claimed to be as Accurate as a Human Doctor?


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The AI bot That is Claimed to be as Accurate as a Human Doctor?
Babylon Health has unveiled its new bot meant to allow patients to contact the bot via an app without an appointment, with the bot offering health advice based on what patients tell it. Click hears from Ali Parsa from Babylon and is joined by the GP, Ann Robinson to discuss the controversy around how well it will work. A team at MIT has been training a robot to read body gestures, tone of voice and for the first time, bio-signs like heart rate and body temperature to help in therapy for children with autism spectrum conditions. Click talks to the researcher, Ognjen Rudovic. Global sales of industrial robots reached the new record of 380,550 units in 2017, up 29% compared to the previous year. China saw the largest growth in demand for industrial robots, up 58 percent. Click talks to Steven Wyatt, VP of the International Federation of Robotics Platforms like Facebook will fix fake news with artificially intelligent algorithms, eventually phasing out the army of humans employed on the task. But we don’t need the techno-solutionist approach. So believes the media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. He joins Click ahead of this week’s FutureFest in London. Producer: Colin Grant (Photo: Babylon Artificial Intelligence software © Babylon)

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