ChatGPT for Medicine

What if you could ask the best scientists on earth any question you want, any time? New chatbots are making that a reality.

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Consensus searches 200 million scholarly publications to answer questions on medicine, science, and even economics. Let’s give it a try!

I love going outside in the morning with my coffee. I get a little sun, which I vaguely suspect is good for me, and look at the sky.

On a day like today with a calendar full of meetings, is this still worth doing? Let’s find out what the science says about the benefits of sunlight:

Instantly, Consensus pulls up an answer to my question. It explains how morning sunlight can help circadian rhythms.

It also cites a specific source, and notes the quality of the journal. This result comes from a top publication.

So cool! Let’s compare that to Google Scholar:

Google Scholar just gives me the traditional page of links. I get weird, context-less snippets of text that only kinda sorta answer my question.

Better than nothing, but nowhere near as useful as Consensus. Now let’s try ChatGPT.

ChatGPT’s answer is pretty good and well-organized. But since it has no citations, we have no idea if the information is reliable.

ChatGPT simply isn’t designed to answer scientific questions.

It was trained on data including books and Reddit posts. But as far as we know, it hasn’t been trained on scientific papers.

Consensus isn’t the only chatbot for science. Microsoft recently released BioGPT, a chatbot trained on biomedical literature.

Will these bots replace doctors? I don’t think so.

Instead, doctors, scientists, and curious laymen will use these tools to make research easier. With better access to the latest data, they can make better decisions.

After all, nail guns didn’t replace carpenters.

I’m very bullish on AI chatbots trained on niche data sets. That data could be scientific papers, court cases, or computer code, just to name a few.

I’m also excited about data brokers. Someone has to collect all this data and get it to the people who need it.

If you’re working on such a company, I want to hear from you!

In just a few weeks, we’ve gone from general purpose chatbots to a profusion of tools for science, medicine, and more. We are living through a Cambrian explosion of technology.

I’m here for it!

How do you think AI will change science? Leave a comment at the bottom and let me know!

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