Babylon bypasses doctors in the setting of medical diagnoses
Babylon presented at its meeting of the Royal Royal College of Medicine its new development – chatbot with artificial intelligence, which is able to apply the technique of collecting anamnesis and making predictions about the condition and diseases of the patient. Babylon insists on conducting an official exam for the chatbot, because when testing on principles similar to the methods of the college, he recruits 81% of the correct answers. The best indicator of general practitioners for the years 2012-2017. – only 72%.
The Royal College is skeptical about the idea of ??the test, and the very development of Babylon, emphasizing that they, the merited specialists, did not give approval for the creation of such systems. Doctors avoid direct comparison of the skills of the machine and the human physician, arguing that the very essence of such a confrontation is inappropriate.
Say, no robot will do what a real doctor can, and even more so a practicing doctor. But in Babylon parry – we do not set an objective to replace the treating doctors, only assistants, and, most importantly, specialists in diagnosis. To study the problems of the patient and to give him a preliminary diagnosis in order to weed out the false cases from serious and optimize the work of the medical institution.
And while in the UK they try not to squash people and cars among themselves, in Rwanda in 2016 they took such systems into the structure of the Ministry of Health. After the 1994 genocide, the medical care system in the camp has been destroyed, but Babylon already has 2 million accounts for local residents, among which tens of thousands of experiments have been conducted. Patients call the nurses and answer the chatbot questions, which she reads from the screen, after which a diagnosis is formulated. And then: either welcome to the hospital, or the case does not require medical intervention. Quickly and simply.