Amazon Alexa to start offering NHS health advice

Britain’s national health service teams up with Amazon

Britain’s national health service teams up with Amazon

But Amazon said in a letter to US Senator Chris Coons last month that its services "allow customers to see, hear, and delete the audio that was streamed to the cloud". It can not be stored indefinitely. Until now, it would answer these sorts of questions based on a variety of popular responses.

"Healthcare is made inaccessible when trust and privacy is stripped away, and that's what this awful plan would do", she added.

"It's a data protection disaster waiting to happen".

Labour deputy leader and shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has also voiced concerns about the prospect of Amazon partnering with the NHS.

The Department of Health says that the tech has the potential to reduce strain on Global Positioning System by more easily enabling people to get hold of the simple advice they need.

The deal with Amazon is part of the NHS' plan to make more services available digitally and it has turned to voice in the knowledge that 50 per cent of all searches are expected to be made through voice-assisted technology by next year.

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: "The Scottish Government supports the approach being taken to provide people with health information from NHS-led sources".

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In what is probably the whackiest tech news of the day, Alexa users in the United Kingdom can now turn to their Alexa smart speakers for NHS health advice.

Privacy campaigners said that while making it easier for people to access reliable medical advice was a step in the right direction, they were concerned about the partnership and its implications. Would you trust Alexa to provide you with health advice?

He warned the government not to get caught up in the "shiny objects of care" and neglect safety.

Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices such as Echo and Echo Dot range in price from about 50 pounds ($62) to more than 200 pounds.

"It's not enough to brush this question off and say "It's not giving advice, it's just providing information that's on the site". With voice-assisted devices on the rise, the use of voice search is already seen as particularly beneficial to vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with visual impairment.

European Union workers leaving the United Kingdom have contributed to a combined shortage of 210,000 staff throughout the health and social care system, according to a study by recruiter Manpower.

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