Google Testing Out Feature that Will Allow You to Talk with a Doctor Through Video Chat

PHOTO CREDIT: Envato/Flickr
PHOTO CREDIT: Envato/Flickr

Google seems to be getting smarter all the time. It’s already a sort of virtual encyclopedia. Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a wise, caring parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.

Developer Jason Houle noticed an interesting feature when he googled “knee pain” on an Android device recently: Google was offering him to “talk with a doctor now” through a video chat. He posted a screenshot to Reddit on Friday, and Engadget confirmed yesterday that Google was indeed testing the feature.

The extraordinary aspect of the feature is that it suggests Google does actually harbor major ambitions for its expert-chatting feature, Helpouts, specifically in the domain of health care.

Sure, Helpouts could help people learn how to apply red lipstick or prepare a turkey dinner.

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SOURCE: Venture Beat
Jordan Novet

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