DeepMind And The Importance Of Chatbots In Healthcare

 

Chatbots will improve our healthcare system sooner than we think. There are already chatbots that are trying to replace apps and provide us with ways to track our health.

Some of them are cutting the waiting line to the doctor and providing the information needed for the doctor, which helps speed up the process.

But the real achievements are being made by the DeepMind Company. Read on to find out more:

♦ DeepMind

DeepMind Ltd is a British company founded in September of 2010. The accomplishment in developing and improving Artificial Intelligence was spotted by Google, which inundates them to acquire the company back in 2014.

Google did not take control and start leading the company, in fact, they did the opposite and gave them autonomous for the founders to proceed in the direction they were headed.

With this freedom and Google’s finances, they achieved what everyone was waiting to happen.

♦ Alpha Go

Alpha Go is a program created by DeepMind to teach a machine how to learn on its own, and with this, the possibility for self-improvement of skills and knowledge was established.

The result was true AI with the capability to learn from its own mistakes. The program was set to learn how to play a game. Don’t be fooled here, as it is a big task for a machine to learn it by itself. It is a big task for us too, like when arcade games where created, we needed time to learn from our mistakes and to repeat the steps so we could win each level of the game.

This is the principle on how Alpha Go learns, as they locked it up with a computer game and by the next morning, Alpha Go was able to learn and play the game in expert level.

These results need to be tested and pushed more, however. They have given the ability to the program to learn the ancient game of GO. And, an astonishing thing happened, as the program beat the European GO champion, Fan Hui.

Why is GO Important?

The ancient game of GO is a strategic board game invented in ancient China, 25,000 years ago. This game is the oldest known game.

The most exciting thing is that this game has numbers of moves, in fact, more than the number of atoms in the universe.  This is why, for a program to learn all the moves, it’s basically impossible. This is unlike with chess, where a program can predict possible variations when the game starts.

The breakthrough is that the program needed to think how to play and that is what happened.

Why is This Important in Healthcare?

Google’s DeepMind and the advancements made in AI will help to improve this technology and implement it in our healthcare system, providing better performance than humans.

♦ DeepMind Health

In 2016, DeepMind announced a collaboration with Moorefield’s Eye Hospital in London, UK. The program was applied to do an analysis of anonymised eye scans, searching for early signs of diseases that will lead to blindness.

This is how the health of people will be improved in the following years: Implement this program and do the research for a cure for many diseases that scientist struggle today to find, and it will speed up and provide them with different approaches which humans will never be able to see.

This is just a start of the breakthroughs in medicine that will happen and will provide better healthcare to all of us. Implementing this program will help analyze the tests from patients and find the necessary treatment faster.

The DeepMind program will provide a tool to doctors and nurses to instantly analyze results, and to determine the right treatment. Most important is that the program will help every single patient who needs urgent care to be directed to the proper specialist immediately.

Final Thoughts with ChattyPeople

The technological advancements made are a result of an experiment of an old line of code that chatbots have, and the improvements being made.

The use of this program is growing from day to day because of the curious nature that we possess. This is why you need to experiment and see how chatbot technology is working and how it can work for you.

You may do so with creating a conversational bot using our platform, here at ChattyPeople, and see the benefits that it can bring to your business.

Register for free and start building your bot today; we have a free plan to start.

Posted by Slobodan S.