The rise of artificial intelligent chatbots has become one of the biggest tech trends in recent years. Their ability to identify and formulate user inputs has been truly groundbreaking. As such, it would be a shame not to put such technology in the medical field.
According to The Verge, the AI tool from Google, aka Med-Palm 2, is undergoing testing phase by the Mayo Clinic, one of the leading research hospitals in the States. Google believes that their Med-Palm 2 AI Chatbot is more adept and can cater better with healthcare conversations when compared to other more generalized chatbots like ChatGPT and Bard. This is because deep within the programming of the AI bot are medical conditions and situations that have been systemically organized by medical experts through visual demonstrations.
Although the Med-Palm 2 is not technologically advanced in a way, the way it is being implemented in the medical field makes it a necessary medical and hospital tech for the future. Not only will it provide medical information and diagnosis for hospital clienteles, but the device also controls and encrypts the client’s data, ensuring that medical confidentiality is kept, even from Google.
The AI bot is still not perfect as there are still some accuracy issues that needs ironing out. However, once all the issues have been streamlined, it is very likely that we will see the availability of such a medical AI tech in many of our hospitals in the near future. Since an AI bot does not exhibit conscience and therefore is more straightforward, its comprehension, answers, and reasoning with regards to the healthcare diagnosis of individuals will always be partial – something that most people will likely appreciate.
Greg Corrado, a Google senior research director said to the Wall Street Journal, the Med-Palm 2 is still in its early stages. And that that while he wouldn’t want it to be a part of his own family’s “healthcare journey,” The tech product takes the places in healthcare where AI can be beneficial and expands them by 10-fold.