Babylon: Smartphone App, Smarter than Doctors?

Babylon is announcing an investment of £50m to build what it claims will be the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence healthcare platform.

Its chief executive Ali Parsa says it will put expert health advice in the hands of smartphone users around the world. “Our scientists have little doubt that our AI will soon diagnose and predict personal health better than doctors,” he says.

But he is quick to stress that this will be a help to doctors, rather than a replacement: “No machine can put its hand on your shoulder and say trust me I’m going to take care of you.”

Babylon puts a doctor in the machine_95767717_502f750c-0cbc-48fe-9e44-462e538cc6a6.jpgBritish firm Babylon promises to build the perfect doctor using machine learning.
(From the BBC)

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