Amazon’s Alexa adds 80K health-related questions, answers

September 22, 2020 – Sharecare, a digital health company, is integrating its library of more than 80,000 questions and answers on various health and well-being topics into the Amazon Alexa voice service.

Sharecare’s content helps people navigate their well-being by helping them understand different aspects of their health. Curated in collaboration with its partners – including leading healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions – Sharecare’s medically vetted content is created by its health journalists and digital producers.

Some questions include:   

– “Alexa, when should I get screened for colon cancer?”

– “Alexa, how long does it take your body to digest food?”

– “Alexa, when is the peak of flu season?”

– “Alexa, how long are you supposed to wash your hands?”

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