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A Q&A with ChatGPT sheds light on how AI works in healthcare
By Chuck Martin  |  May 05, 2023
A Q&A with ChatGPT sheds light on how AI works in healthcare
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Much ink has been spilled over OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT. Some see it as a Google heir. Others challenge its accuracy and utility. Best-selling author, futurist, and columnist Chuck Martin grills the bot on the topic of healthcare to find the chinks in AI’s armor and its strengths.

NEW YORK - While millions have already tried ChatGPT, due to legal or regulatory reasons, it is not available in every country and region. Still, one should expect the chatbot to evolve dramatically over time, especially since Microsoft is heavily investing in it to bolster its Bing search engine.

There are countless opinions floating around regarding the current state of ChatGPT, some of which doubt its accuracy, while others question its reliability. ChatGPT is still a moving target, however, which means it is still too early for a definitive evaluation. Its creator OpenAI has also not been very forthcoming about its inner workings, so it is still very much a black box.

To help provide more insight into how ChatGPT actually writes and responds to questions, I conducted a live question and answer session with it. The following are my questions and the exact, unedited answers from ChatGPT, so that both its strengths and weaknesses are clear to see, helping readers form clearer opinions about how insightful and capable it really is. The session was conducted in real time and ChatGPT answered all questions immediately.

Q: Can we do a Q&A on healthcare?

A: Sure, we can do a Q&A on healthcare. What questions do you have?

Q: What role does artificial intelligence (AI) play in healthcare today?

A: Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare today. Some of the ways in which AI is being used in healthcare include:

1. Diagnosis and treatment: AI algorithms can analyze large amounts of data (such as medical images, lab results, and patient records) to help doctors diagnose and treat patients more accurately and quickly. For example, AI algorithms can be used to detect cancerous cells in medical images or to predict which patients are most likely to have comp

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