Most of you have used Google maps, Siri on your phone or a smart speaker some time today. As such, you have experienced the magic of artificial intelligence, algorithms and all that goes with, or without, it.
You might even have had an experience with bots in sick care.
8 Lybrate bot for Facebook Messenger - seamlessly connects you to doctors from across India via our first-of-its-kind health app, and let doctors give advice. Anytime. Anywhere.
9. GYANT Chat bot for Messenger - GYANT checks your symptoms and helps you narrow down the likely cause.
10. Symptomate Bot Facebook Messenger - ggaThe bot asks you to describe your symptoms attempting to narrow down possible causes to one or a couple of conditions you might be suffering from.
Of course, all of this comes with the usual baggage- accuracy, trust, convenience, security and confidentiality, experience, barriers to dissemination and implementation, business and revenue models and high tech-high touch balance.
How much should you trust your bot?
I'll bet you bought into all that stuff about how AI will scale humans, not replace them, huh?
Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.
Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org. He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at www.bridgehealth.com and www.cliexa.com and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at www.globalminded.org, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.