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Medical AIs are advancing – when will they be in a clinic near you?

Trained on real electronic health records, medical AIs are making rapid progress. How long before we see these tools widely used in the clinic is one to wonder Alex Wilkins

Technology


| Columnist

January 25, 2023

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HOW would you feel if, instead of consulting their own clinical knowledge, your doctor turned instead to an AI trained in your medical history to help you diagnose your next condition or write a prescription? your next prescription?

Scenarios like these have been hypothetical for decades – the technology was substandard and the stakes were too high to transfer medical advice to a machine. However, the success of major language models such as ChatGPT, a popular artificially intelligent chatbot from the OpenAI research lab, has led to a rethinking of what could be possible.

In December I read a list of…

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