Artificial Intelligence Voice Technology in Healthcare

From AI voice bots to vocal biomarkers

Installment 4 of the AI in Healthcare Series with Michael Ferro
Written by Robin Farmanfarmaian

AI Voice Technology in Healthcare with Michael Ferro
AI Voice Technology in Healthcare with Michael Ferro

Of note, a Smart Speaker “Skill” is the equivalent of Smartphone “App” — an individual application built for use on a software platform. A Voice Bot is an AI based system that usually uses NLP / NLU (natural language processing / understanding) in order to have a natural sounding, spoken conversation with a user.

ElliQ Smart Speaker and Tablet for aging in place: AI in Healthcare with Michael Ferro
ElliQ Smart Speaker and Tablet for aging in place: AI in Healthcare with Michael Ferro

Smart speaker skills will become the norm, not the exception.

Hospitals that have Smart Speaker Skills to Interact with Patients at Home: AI in Healthcare with Michael Ferro
Hospitals that have Smart Speaker Skills to Interact with Patients at Home: AI in Healthcare with Michael Ferro

Vocal Biomarkers

Vocal biomarkers are a great tool because they objectively measure what was previously not easily or inexpensively quantifiable.

For the non-techies, API is short for Application Programming Interface, and acts as the intermediary between 2 software applications.

AI voice bots will become the norm, not the exception.

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