High-Tech Health Care

Eliza was invented to be a “computer therapist”. She emulated a Rogerian psychotherapist in order to help individuals by providing them with an outlet to talk about their problems as well as giving them an experience that mimicked human interaction. If Eliza has the ability to mimic a therapy session and aid in the mental health of humans there must be other ways in which question answering computers can improve human health, right? Enter Watson, an artificial intelligence robot that has learning and recommendation capabilities and in the future may be your doctor’s assistant.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/the-future-of-high-tech-health-care-and-the-challenge/?ref=artificialintelligence

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