“Alexa, how do I get rid of this migraine?”
Amazon’s Alexa will soon be answering medical questions asked by UK users, thanks to a partnership with the country’s National Health Service (NHS).
The project has been announced by health secretary Matt Hancock and will see the smart assistant delivering results using an algorithm that pulls data from the NHS website. A similar feature was launched in partnership with WebMD in the U.S. in 2017.
The UK service is meant to provide answers to questions about common illnesses, with qualms such as “Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?” and “Alexa, what are the symptoms of flu?”. Read more…