University of Auckland gets funding to investigate the impact of Digital People in healthcare

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Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute have received over $4 million to investigate how Soul Machines Digital People could be used in monitoring people’s health and providing support in managing conditions.

“Rather than the episodic and reactive doctor-patient relationship typical in the real world, this would allow for continuous interaction that encourages and supports the management of chronic disease, reducing barriers in access to care and reducing health care inequity,” says Professor Tawhai.

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