Doctor is ‘nervous’ about his career in medicine after artificial intelligence bot diagnoses his patient in seconds: ‘It might just take my job’
- A doctor testing a popular AI is now ‘nervous’ about his medical future
- ChatGPT was able to provide life threats, procedures and even a diagnosis
- The human-like AI has many professions worried it could swiftly replace jobs
- Far from being perfect, the AI can also produce scam and phishing emails
An Australian doctor has admitted he’s both excited and terrified about the future of his profession after he used an incredible artificial intelligence feature to diagnose a ‘patient’ in seconds.
Dr Prithvi Santana, who recently graduated from UNSW, was experimenting with the AI called ChatGPT when he gave it simple medical prompts and information that the bot was able to turn into a diagnosis.
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research laboratory that was cofounded by Elon Musk, and produces eerily accurate responses to a massive range of prompts a user gives it.
‘ChatGPT might just take my job as a doctor,’ Dr Santana said in the video.
He claimed he was so excited by its functionality his nose had started bleeding.
Dr Prithvi Santana (pictured above) is ‘nervous’ about the future of medicine after sharing a TikTok of him experimenting with an AI called ChatGPT
Dr Santana used the AI bot to diagnose a patient – which it did remarkably well
Dr Santana was unfazed by the AI’s ability after it responded with potential life threats and tests he should order, saying ‘I can do that on Wikipedia’.
However, he was shocked by a different capability of ChatGPT.
‘The scariest part, is I gave it a patient history with nuances it needed to integrate… and it diagnosed the patient for me,’ he said.
‘This is my job, this is what we do.
‘This is going to change the role of doctors in healthcare. And I’m excited, but nervous.’
Dr Santana didn’t say if ChatGPT’s diagnosis was completely accurate but he appeared to be satisfied with what the AI was suggesting.
Footage from the TikTok showed the AI listing the suggested tests, risk factors and potential diagnosis in clear and succint bullets.
The AI was not just able to provide Dr Santana with life threats and procedures, but also swiftly provided a diagnosis for his fictional patient (pictured, Mr Santana’s TikTok reacting to the AI)
TikTok users had much to say on the medical potentials for ChatGPT.
‘Doctors are going to be hearing a lot of, “That’s not what ChatGPT said”,’ one commenter wrote.
‘It might take your job… or it might allow you to streamline your job and allow you to care for more patients,’ another uncertain user said.
Dr Santana responded saying, ‘I definitely am leaning towards the latter, I think it might just reshape the role [and] responsibilities of a physician one day’.
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research laboratory that was cofounded by Elon Musk (pictured above)
ChatGPT has garnered massive attention since its launch in November with many more professions outside of medicine admitting they were nervous about the AI’s potential.
Nat Choprasert, a content creator and specialist in ‘no code’ tech for small businesses, shared a TikTok showing ChatGPT being able to produce a five-day content plan for an e-commerce body scrub brand in just 15 seconds.
The AI was then able to refine and reformat its answer when Ms Choprasert asked it to.
‘This is why businesses pay a lot of money for social media marketers,’ she said.
While more professions outside of medicine could potentially be influenced by the AI, it’s factual accuracy and morals have been called into question (pictured, Nat Choprasert using ChatGPT to create a five day content plan)
While it’s human-like writing has the ChatGPT servers flooded with users, its factual accuracy has been called into question.
When asked to name the largest country in Central America that isn’t Mexico by Mike Pearl of Mashable, ChatGPT incorrectly answered Guatemala, instead of Nicaragua.
Its lack of morals and ability to create realistic scam or phishing emails have also been flagged by Ax Sharma of BleepingComputer.
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