What is S.A.R.A.H.?

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Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of S.A.R.A.H., a digital health promoter prototype.

About S.A.R.A.H.:

  • Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health (S.A.R.A.H.) is a digital health promoter prototype with enhanced empathetic response powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI).
  • It is launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It aims to provide an additional tool for people to realize their rights to health, wherever they are.
  • Features:
    • It is trained to provide information across major health topics, including healthy habits and mental health
    • It has the ability to support people in developing better understanding of risk factors for some of the leading causes of death in the world, including cancer, heart disease
    • It can help people access up-to-date information on quitting tobacco, being active, eating a healthy diet and de-stressing among other things. 
    • It can engage users 24 hours a day in 8 languages on multiple health topics, on any device. It is now powered by generative AI rather than a pre-set algorithm or script helping her to provide more accurate responses in real-time.

Q1: What is Generative AI?

It refers to deep-learning models that can take raw data and “learn” to generate statistically probable outputs when prompted. It is powered by foundation models (large AI models) that can multi-task and perform out-of-the-box tasks, including summarization, Q&A, classification, and more.

Source : WHO launches gen-AI powered digital health promoter S.A.R.A.H. for public health