Meet “Dave,” an AI chatbot that offers support to cancer patients in what is said to be the world’s first virtual oncology mentor. Cofounder and CTO of Belong.Life Irad Deutsch said Dave has been tested by more than 10,000 cancer patients and “received tremendous gratitude from users and has been proven valuable by the frequent patient use and the many follow-up interactions.”

Belong.Life Chief Medical Director Dr. Daniel Vorobiof said that in his 40 years treating cancer patients, he has realized the importance of “empathetic and accurate correspondence” with those suffering “complex and challenging” diseases.

Article written by Yulia Karra