Jul 102019
 
 July 10, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Iliana Magra reports:

“Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?”

When British users ask Amazon’s voice assistant system for medical advice, it can respond as of Wednesday with the authority of an organization once described as “the closest thing the English have to a religion”: the country’s National Health Service.

The collaboration, described by Britain’s Department of Health and Social Care as a world first, has prompted immediate questions about medical privacy, and about the propriety of a state-run service forming a partnership with an overseas technology corporation.

Read more on the New York Times.

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