"AI will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity.” Elon Musk1
ChatGPT is the latest tech flash to be unleashed on the world and is creating a lot of buzz everywhere. The fact that anyone can use it in multiple languages is already incredible.2 As a generative intelligence, it can change people’s behavior in how they seek answers to healthcare-related queries. In short, even if it is just the beginning of greater things to come, this technology can be the real disruptor Indian healthcare has been waiting for.
There has also been a lot of chatter about the plausible uses of ChatGPT in the complicated world of healthcare, though this has not received as much attention. For the uninitiated, ChatGPT - the GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer - is a state-of-the-art language generation model that can understand and respond to natural language inputs.3 ChatGPT demonstrated its potential when it authored a medical research paper and was included as the author,4 and it even passed the US medical licensing exam,5 known as the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE),5 and recently cleared the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s MBA exam as well.6
These examples demonstrate that ChatGPT is something very different from the incremental innovations of the recent past. This makes it more intriguing to see how it will evolve and its role in healthcare delivery in a vast and complex country like India.
India is one of the world’s most diverse countries, and thus far few technologies have managed to significantly disrupt the nation’s healthcare. However, ChatGPT has the potential to revolutionize the way healthcThe content herein is subject to copyright by The Yuan. All rights reserved. The content of the services is owned or licensed to The Yuan. Such content from The Yuan may be shared and reprinted but must clearly identify The Yuan as its original source. Content from a third-party copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in such third party’s content appearing in The Yuan must likewise be clearly labeled as such.