How AI and Voice Technology will transform Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence and voice technology (i.e. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others) are going to completely disrupt the way we experience healthcare. Voice is the most seamless form of communication because it is natural, efficient, and convenient. Infants are born using their voices to tell us when they are hungry. Human beings can speak faster than we can type or text. And, we have the ability to speak and multitask at the same time. Simply, we are entering the era of ambient computing: artificial intelligent voice-first devices in our surroundings ready to carry out our commands through the most natural interface known to us – our speech. Dr. Teri Fisher is a Sport & Exercise Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has a particular interest in e-health innovation and the intersection of voice technology and healthcare. He is the Founder and host of “Voice First Health”, a website and podcast that highlights the rapidly expanding intersection of Healthcare and Voice-First technologies.