The World Well being Group, with assist from the Qatar Ministry of Well being, at present launched the AI-powered WHO Digital Well being Employee, Florence model 2.0, providing an modern and interactive platform to share a myriad of well being matters in seven languages on the World Innovation Summit for Well being (WISH) in Qatar.
Florence can share recommendation on psychological well being, give tricks to destress, present steerage on the right way to eat proper, be extra energetic, and give up tobacco and e-cigarettes. She will be able to additionally provide data on COVID-19 vaccines and extra. Florence 2.0 is now out there in English with Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese language, Hindi and Russian to observe.
Florence has helped struggle misinformation round COVID-19 for the reason that starting of the pandemic. The pandemic has had a major impact on psychological well being. It’s estimated that 1 in each 8 individuals on the earth lives with a psychological dysfunction. Her matters like tobacco and unhealthy weight loss plan kill 16 million individuals yearly, whereas bodily inactivity kills an estimated 830 000. These deaths are because of illnesses like most cancers, coronary heart illness, lung illness, and diabetes that may be prevented and managed with the fitting assist.
“Digital expertise performs a important position in serving to individuals worldwide lead more healthy lives,” mentioned Andy Pattison, WHO’s Staff Lead for Digital Channels. “The AI well being employee Florence is a shining instance of the potential to harness expertise to advertise and shield individuals’s bodily and psychological well being. At WISH, we purpose to fulfill with visionary companions to proceed to enhance this cutting-edge expertise. AI might help fill gaps in well being data that exist in lots of communities all over the world.”
“We’re happy to associate with the WHO for the event of Florence and are very excited in regards to the alternatives this expertise can provide to boost consciousness of key well being points,” mentioned Dr Yousuf Al Maslamani, Official Healthcare Spokesperson for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Ministry of Public Well being.
“We all know that offering recommendation on Florence’s key well being matters, together with psychological well being, vitamin and tobacco cessation is a vital device in our dedication to assist individuals to make wholesome way of life selections,” added Dr. Al Maslamani.
On the WISH convention, WHO launched the beta model of Florence 2.0 to work together with scientists, public well being organizations, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers and plans to proceed to develop the digital well being employee to assist meet main well being points dealing with the world at present.
“We’re happy to have Florence 2.0 launched on the WISH convention. This can be a place for international actors to return collectively to seek out options for public well being. WHO is demonstrating unimaginable innovation management by utilizing groundbreaking empathetic AI,” mentioned Nick Bradshaw, Director of Partnerships and Outreach at WISH.
The digital well being employee is a outstanding function of the Sport For Well being partnership between WHO and the Qatar Ministry of Public Well being, which has been established to assist make this 12 months’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 a beacon for well being and security.
The venture is supported by expertise firm Soul Machines, which brings avatars to life within the type of autonomously animated Digital Individuals. “By means of this collaboration, we’ve created a character for the frontline responder that’s empathetic, informative, and understanding,” says Greg Cross, CEO and Co-Founding father of Soul Machines. “Our Digital Individuals function and reply in actual time, offering customers with a singular and emotionally partaking expertise. We sit up for persevering with our work on Florence as we purpose to positively reshape and remodel the health-care business.”