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Chinese Medical Chat Bots

Baidu's Melody the Medical Assistant Helps Doctors Diagnose Patients

— October 12, 2016 — Tech
Melody the Medical Assistant is a tool that doctors in China can use to diagnose their patients. Far from a physical tool like a stethoscope or an MRI machine, though, Melody the Medical Assistant is a chat bot that interacts with users to streamline the diagnostic process for doctors in densely populated areas.

Melody was designed by Baidu, which is China's equivalent of Google. It uses AI to smartly converse with patients, asking them targeted questions in a conversational manner and responding to patients answers with relevant follow-up questions. Though Melody can't make a diagnosis itself, it can gather important information for doctors quickly and without any human time spent, making it easier for doctors to make their diagnoses once the information is assembled.
Trend Themes
1. AI Chat Bots in Healthcare - The use of AI chat bots in healthcare is streamlining the diagnostic process and gathering important patient information for doctors.
2. Smart Conversational AI - The development of smart conversational AI is enabling chat bots to ask targeted questions and respond to patients in a conversational manner.
3. Efficiency in Medical Diagnoses - The implementation of chat bots like Melody is improving the efficiency of medical diagnoses by quickly gathering patient information and eliminating human time spent.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can leverage AI chat bots to improve the diagnostic process and enhance patient care.
2. Artificial Intelligence - The artificial intelligence industry can explore the opportunities for developing smart conversational AI chat bots for various sectors, including healthcare.
3. Technology - The technology industry can innovate by developing chat bot solutions that streamline processes in different fields, such as medical diagnoses.
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