FIRST AIRED: July 10, 2019

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program
0:00
0:00
More Info

COMING UP:Share Opener Variant 4

×

Transcript

00:00:00
Britain's hard pressed medics may have a new friend Alex so what can I do about my migraine according to the NHS website there's currently no kill for me grains most people find that eating or lying in a darkened room is the best thing to do when having immigrated time I'm isns Alexa voice assistant has been recruited by the National Health Service it will provide medical information and advice all drawn from official NHS sources , officials hope it will take some pressure off doctors and help patients especially the elderly and blind get good quality information it also marks Amazon's latest move into health services last year it bought online pharmacy pill pack and steamed up with firms including JP Morgan to help cut employees healthcare costs some obvious limitations to the new U. K. service of course Alexa what's my blood pressure sorry I don't know them Alexa cold yet to conduct a physical examination though it's easy to imagine a near future where it's connected to small devices that can , critics say it's all a poor substitute for doctor and worry that very private information could be compromised Amazon and the NHS say they've put strong safeguards in place slow the medics all working to expand the service to other voice assistants including Microsoft's but even Alexa is modest about her abilities Alex %HESITATION what's the best source of medical advice , I don't have any tips without Jack but there are a lot of topics I do know about try asking me for tapes about gardening it may be awhile before the road bolts put human doctors out of business