How AI and Voce Technology Will Transform Healthcare | Teri Fisher | TEDxSanJuanIsland

Artificial Intelligence and voice technology (i.e. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others) are going to completely disrupt the way we experience healthcare. Voice is the most seamless form of communication because it is natural, efficient, and convenient. Infants are born using their voices to tell us when they are hungry. Human beings can speak faster than we can type or text. And, we have the ability to speak and multitask at the same time. Simply, we are entering the era of ambient computing: artificial intelligent voice-first devices in our surroundings ready to carry out our commands through the most natural interface known to us – our speech. Dr. Teri Fisher is a Sport & Exercise Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has a particular interest in e-health innovation and the intersection of voice technology and healthcare. He is the Founder and host of “Voice First Health”, a website and podcast that highlights the rapidly expanding intersection of Healthcare and Voice-First technologies.

Dr. Fisher is also the founder of Alexa in Canada, the leading Amazon Alexa resource for Canadians; and Briefcast.FM, the premier Flash Briefing network. He is the host of the weekly “Alexa in Canada” Podcast and the daily “Voice in Canada” Flash Briefing, the #1 rated Amazon Alexa Briefing and News Skill in Canada, where he helps to facilitate voice-first technology literacy and helps others to discover how artificial intelligence and voice-first technology is revolutionizing our lives.

Dr. Fisher holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University, and Bachelor of Education, Master of Science, and Medical Doctor degrees from UBC. When he’s not conversing with his AI smart speakers, he can be found trying to keep up with his active wife and coaching his two children on the ice rink or baseball diamond. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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