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27 days ago by rossgrady
Your next doctor’s appointment might be with an AI - MIT Technology Review
Besides the apps mentioned in the articles (Babylon, Ada, Your.MD, HealthTap's Dr. AI), there's also K Health.
toread  health  ai  apps  babylon  ada  yourmd  drai  khealth 
february 2019 by xavi
Fact-Checking Facebook Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole
Disinformation isn’t necessarily meant for you. It’s meant for the people who lean authoritarian, the fearful conformists and the perennially anxious
ptsd  facebook  snopes  lies  truth  babylon 
february 2019 by edmittance
This takedown of the Gillette ad backlash is a fascinating take on how the media works The Poke
None of this is fucking real. It’s an entirely made up thing. It’s Piers Morgan, four people with 9 followers and a Russian bot.
ptsd  gilette  story  real  babylon  SocialMedia  poke 
january 2019 by edmittance
Understanding Enki and the World Order
Another useful and interesting essay by Lishtar on GatewayToBabylon
Inanna  Ishtar  Babylon  Sumer  Enki 
january 2019 by evrenk
Inanna and Shukaletuda - THE AVENGING MAIDEN AND THE PREDATOR GARDENER
It's an interesting essay offering interpretation(s) of the tale in which Inanna is raped by the failed gardener. It's also a tale about using the shade of palm trees to shield gardens from too much sun. Essays by this author on this site are interesting.
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january 2019 by evrenk
This health startup won big government deals—but inside, doctors flagged problems • Forbes
Parmy Olson:
<p>the spectacle of brash tech entrepreneurs making outsized claims for their products is hardly a new phenomenon. Neither would matter very much except for the fact that Babylon has two contracts with Britain’s National Health Service, which runs one of the world’s largest nationalized healthcare systems. Babylon’s GP At Hand app offers 35,000 NHS patients video calls and access to its triage chatbot for advice on whether to see a doctor. The NHS is also encouraging 2 million citizens in North London to use NHS 111: Online, an app from Babylon that primarily features a triage chatbot as an alternative to the NHS advice line. Neither uses Babylon’s diagnostic advice chatbot, but the company has talked about bringing this feature to its NHS apps, staff say.

The NHS’s motivations are clear and noble: It wants to save money and produce better health outcomes for patients. Britain will spend nearly $200bn on its national healthcare system in 2020, a sum equivalent to about 7% of GDP. That slice of GDP has doubled since 1950, and the country desperately needs to find a way to rein in costs while still providing a benefit that is seen as central to the UK’s social contract. 

Reducing emergency room visits is a logical step, since they cost the NHS $200 on average per visit, a total of $4bn in the past year, while waiting times are increasing and at least 1.5 million Brits go to the emergency room when they don’t need to. Babylon’s cost-saving chatbot could be a huge help. If it worked better. 

There are some doubts, for instance, about whether the software can fulfill one of its main aims: keeping the “worried well” from heading to the hospital. Early and current iterations of the chatbot advise users to go for a costly emergency room visit in around 30% of cases, according to a Babylon staffer, compared with roughly 20% of people who dial the national health advice line, 111. It’s not clear how many patients take that advice, and Babylon says it doesn’t track that data. </p>


Another amazing exposé; one of Babylon's biggest boosters is the current health secretary Matt Hancock. Perhaps he'll read this and think again.
health  babylon  ai  machinelearning 
december 2018 by charlesarthur

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