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Using AI to diagnosis symptoms

According to a March 2023 report in Scientific America, getting a correct medical diagnosis using AI (such as Microsoft's Bing) is becoming real:

...(medical researchers) wrote 48 prompts phrased as descriptions of patients’ symptoms. When they fed these to Open AI’s GPT-3—the version of the algorithm that powered ChatGPT at the time—the LLM’s top three potential diagnoses for each case included the correct one 88 percent of the time. Physicians, by comparison, could do this 96 percent of the time when given the same prompts, while people without medical training could do so 54 percent of the time. (full report)

While a 54% chance of success by people without training is superior to a random internet search, it still leaves open the risk of a misdiagnosis. It also can be a major source of anxiety.

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