1. Meet the 'doctors' who will talk to you whenever you like

    Meet the 'doctors' who will talk to you whenever you like

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could a mental health app stop you worrying so much? Could health apps and chatbots eventually replace your traditional doctor? "Let's talk about how you've been feeling over the past 30 days," says Joy. "This will help me get a sense for your current state." Joy probes a bit deeper, asking a series of questions: Do I feel hopeless? Do I feel restless? When I respond that I'm a bit stressed, Joy offers me several de-stressing techniques.

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    1. Let's talk about how you've been feeling over the past 30 days.
    2. It can understand, reason, diagnose, make prognoses, and learn from practice, just as human doctor would.
    3. They have empathy, they can look at you, assess you in the flesh, listen to your breathing, look into your ears, take a blood test, and so on.
    4. Patients shouldn't solely rely on them as a full replacement for the medical system. There are many areas that apps aren't yet equipped to handle or support.
    5. Whilst [AI and machine-learning apps] identify a bit of information and bring it together in a way to provide a diagnosis, I do think we need the skills of a trained doctor or healthcare professional to get beyond present symptoms.
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