News You Can Use: ChatGPT to Replace Hosts…or Not?
By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist – #TheIncrementalist
This month’s episode of “News You Can Use” on Healthcare NOW Radio features news from the month of January 2023.
Opening up the new year and tackling the latest news and updates in the world of healthcare I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners…..or am I? Has he been replaced by a ChatGPT agent?
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We spend some time diving into the latest phenomenon to sweep the internet – ChatGPT aka OpenAI. As most people will know unless they were knocked sideways with another dose of the latest variant of COVID-19 (more on that later) this toolset has taken the internet and bar discussions by storm.
We have seen plenty of examples of what it can do, both humorous and serious. It has been able to write programming code, answer questions, and produce essays and blog posts (Craig has tried the blog post idea, and as you will hear he was impressed). We disagree on the capabilities with Craig viewing the tool as simply presenting the next best word it can to the user to satisfy what they want. I see it with a little more insight but we both agree it is offering some interesting possibilities. It has created something of an online nuclear arms race for producing papers assigned by teachers and one creative student even created a tool to ingest content and tell if it was created by ChatGPT.
Edward Tian, a 22-year-old senior at Princeton University, has built an app to detect whether text is written by ChatGPT, the viral chatbot that’s sparked fears over its potential for unethical uses in academia
In the healthcare world, it has taken and passed all three stages of the USMLE exams – the licensure exams for physicians in the United States. What we find more relevant is that this draws back the curtains on the poor nature of medical education (and many education systems in general) that are not teaching people to think or be creative and we lack “Range” as detailed in David Epstein’s book of the same name.
COVID19 Going Stronger
Back by Unpopular Demand is COVID-19 with a rise in the number of cases and infections hitting individuals despite being fully vaccinated and even having acquired immunity from a first-round infection of the virus. Listen in to hear if Craig is still a COVID virgin (I am not for sure) and how we view protecting ourselves and the people around us in the current environment.
Listen in to hear our thoughts on the big layoffs from the various tech giants and how this may be impacting healthcare systems both positively and negatively.
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This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.
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For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
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