Mini-Turing Test

Q: How do we construct a conversational program to assist healthcare professionals with respect to liver patients at the levels of primary and secondary care?

FIG. 1:
Turing Test
Source: Square Holes
A machine passes the Turing Test just in case an ordinary human judge, after communicating with the computer by teletype, is unable to tell whether she is communicating with another human being or a machine

The Turing Test was first outlined by Alan Turing (1950)
A machine passes the mini-Turing Test just in case it is able to correctly answer causal questions that a human being can answer, after a simple story has been encoded into the machine in some way

The mini-Turing Test was outlined by Dana Mackenzie and Judea Peal (2018)

Doctors perform differential diagnosis by means of causal reasoning, given the case history or symptoms of a patient

Could a chatbot program be designed to approximate the differential diagnosis abilities of doctors, relative to patients with a clinical presentation of jaundice or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

We aim to investigate further by constructing and refining a conversational program (termed 'Hepatobot') in consultation with our medical collaborators

FIG. 2:
Mini-Turing Test

Hepatobot Demo