What it does
We made 2 front ends to demonstrate the capabilities of alexaMD. Being able to extrapolate input from users to determine the likelihood of various diseases with confidence scores.
How we built it
By scraping Mayo Clinic, a comprehensive medical database, we were able to compile information associated with illnesses and their characteristics. Using Watson's Natural Language Classifier suite, we integrated its natural language processing capabilities with Alexa's clear voice input to provide a seamless way to deliver medical diagnosis.
Challenges we ran into
Extracting data from Mayo Clinics 400+ articles and integrating it with IBM Watson + Amazon AWS Lambda
What we learned
Various techniques of efficiently processing large amounts of data and learning all the APIs needed.
What's next for alexaMD
Scaling to extrapolate information from new research papers and modifying providing cures/remedies to possible illnesses.