S.A.R.A.H. (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Health)

News-CRUX-10     6th April 2024        

Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced the launch of S.A.R.A.H., a digital health promoter prototype featuring an enhanced empathetic response driven by generative artificial intelligence (AI).

S.A.R.A.H. (Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health):

  • About: Itis a pioneering digital health promoter prototype.
  • Launched by: World Health Organisation (WHO), S.A.R.A.H. aims to empower individuals worldwide to access their right to health.
  • Objective: To provide an additional resource for people to enhance their health awareness, regardless of their geographical location.
  • Key Features:

oComprehensive Health Information: S.A.R.A.H. is trained to disseminate information covering various health topics, including promoting healthy habits and addressing mental health concerns.

oRisk Factor Awareness: It aids users in understanding risk factors associated with prevalent global causes of mortality, such as cancer and heart disease.

oSupport for Healthy Lifestyle Choices: S.A.R.A.H. facilitates access to current information on strategies like smoking cessation, physical activity, nutritious eating, and stress management.

oMultilingual and Accessible: With support for 8 languages, S.A.R.A.H. engages users around the clock on diverse health topics, accessible across multiple devices.

oReal-time Accuracy: Unlike traditional scripted assistants, S.A.R.A.H. leverages generative AI, ensuring more precise and timely responses to user queries.

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