The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now offers a coronavirus self-examination tool on its website, which can assess people's symptoms and risk factors and help them make medical decisions.In a statement released Friday, it said the tool was developed using Microsoft's healthcare BOT service.
According to the CDC, chat robots are not used to diagnose or treat covid-19, but to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. The chat robot asks a series of questions, such as whether you are ill or taking care of someone, where you are, your age and the symptoms you may encounter.
Covid-19 is a new disease first discovered in China in December last year, and it has spread rapidly all over the world. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic on March 11, saying it expected the number of cases and deaths to rise. As of Friday, there were more than 14000 cases of coronavirus in the United States, with cases reported in 50 states.