BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Museum of Science has launched a new interactive experience using artificial intelligence, allowing the public to ask a leading U.S. Public Health expert all about COVID-19.
The online experience, entitled "COVID Conversations with Dr. Jha," offers the public a rare opportunity to converse with Dr. Ashish Jha, a leading global health advocate and the incoming Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
Museum visitors and users of the Museum’s online programming, MOS at Home, can now ask the life-like digital image of Dr. Jha a multitude of questions about COVID-19.
According to the Museum, through the storytelling technology of StoryFile, Dr. Jha is available "to answer your questions virtually, at any time."
There are already more than a dozen responses from Dr. Jha to some of the more frequently-asked coronavirus questions, like 'Is there a treatment for the coronavirus?,' 'Why does it take so long to develop a vaccine?,' and 'Can pets get COVID-19?'
The Museum said incoming questions are expected to range from the virus' origins and the history of its pathology, to public policy and the systemic racial inequities that have driven high infection rates in communities of color.
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