Doctor is ‘nervous’ about career in medicine after AI robot diagnoses his patient in seconds: ‘It could take my job’
- A doctor testing a popular AI is now ‘nervous’ about his future doctor
- ChatGPT was able to provide life threats, procedures, and even a diagnosis.
- Human-like AI has many professions worried it could quickly replace jobs
- Far from perfect, AI can also generate scam and phishing emails
An Australian doctor has admitted he is both excited and terrified for the future of his profession after he used an incredible AI feature to diagnose a “patient” in seconds.
Dr. Prithvi Santana, who recently graduated from UNSW, was experimenting with the AI called ChatGPT when it gave him simple medical directions and information that the bot was able to turn into a diagnosis.
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research lab that was co-founded by Elon Musk, and it produces eerily accurate responses to a wide variety of prompts a user gives it.
“ChatGPT could take over my job as a doctor,” Dr. Santana said in the video.
He claimed that he was so excited by its functionality that 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 he did very well
Dr. Santana was unfazed by the AI’s ability after he responded with possible threats to life and tests he should order, saying “I can do that on Wikipedia.”
However, you were surprised by a different ability of ChatGPT.
“The scariest part is that I gave him the patient history with the nuances he needed to integrate … and he 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 health care. And I’m excited, but nervous.
Dr. Santana wouldn’t say whether ChatGPT’s diagnosis was completely accurate, but he seemed satisfied with what the AI was suggesting.
The TikTok images showed the AI listing suggested tests, risk factors, and potential diagnosis in clear, concise bullet points.
The AI was not only able to provide Dr. Santana with life threats and procedures, but also quickly provided a diagnosis for his fictional patient (pictured is Mr. Santana’s TikTok reacting to the AI)
TikTok users had a lot to say about the medical potentials of ChatGPT.
“Doctors are going to hear a lot, ‘That’s not what ChatGPT said,'” wrote one commenter.
“It could take away your job… or it could allow you to simplify your job and allow you to see more patients,” said another insecure user.
Dr. Santana responded by saying, “I’m definitely leaning towards the latter, I think it could reshape the role.” [and] responsibilities of a doctor one day’.
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research lab that was co-founded by Elon Musk (pictured above).
ChatGPT has attracted a lot of attention since its launch in November with many more professions outside of medicine admitting they were nervous about the potential of AI.
Nat Choprasert, content creator and ‘no-code’ technology specialist for small businesses, shared a TikTok showing that ChatGPT can 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 response when asked to do so by Ms. Choprasert.
“That’s why companies pay a lot of money for social media marketers,” he said.
While AI could potentially influence more professions outside of medicine, the accuracy of the facts and morality have been questioned (pictured, Nat Choprasert using ChatGPT to create a five-day content plan)
While its human-like writing has ChatGPT’s servers flooded with users, its factual accuracy has been called into question.
When asked by Mashable’s Mike Pearl to name the largest country in Central America other than Mexico, ChatGPT incorrectly answered Guatemala, instead of Nicaragua.
His lack of morals and ability to create realistic scam or phishing emails have also been pointed out by Ax Sharma of BleepingComputer.