Nuance Shows Off Florence Voice-Driven Virtual Assistant for Physicians | Medgadget

The Amazon Alexa and Google Home virtual voice assistants have become suddenly popular among consumers wishing to know the weather, to set cooking timers, and to ask facts about the world.

In medicine this capability may be more than a simple convenience, potentially helping to conduct physical exams, helping with documentation and looking up medical records, as well as pacing and directing various medical procedures.

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The brave new world of voicebots in the home | VentureBeat

Aldous Huxley claimed that “most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” While Huxley wasn’t writing about voice-assisted devices, his understanding of our propensity to cheerlead new technology without fully acknowledging what we sacrifice perfectly captures the new world of voice interfaces ushered in by Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.

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