Google App Uses an Intelligent Symptom Search


Rather than calling the doctor when immediately getting a headache or turning to WebMD’s often scary and unrealistic diagnoses, individuals will soon be able use smarter symptom search from the privacy of their own home for their immediate health care concerns. Although not meant to replace a doctor, Google will bring the smarter symptom search to the app by combing through the millions of health conditions mentioned in web results on the platform and then check them against medical information collected from doctors. Google’s Cloud Machine Learning platform powers voice-command search in the app and could help refine searches bringing better results based on what Google already knows about the individual.

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