Sunday, June 4, 2023

WHO warns against use of AI in healthcare

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The WHO calls for careful use of this type of technology, as there is a high probability that patients will not get the right answers.

The WHO itself appreciates the presence of AI through Google’s ChatGPT or Bard platform, but stresses that it should be used appropriately in health issues and that they support doctors, patients, researchers and scientists. Misuse of AI can harm healthcare professionals themselves and their patients if they are used directly instead of traditional care.

This type of case would prevent this type of technology from being used in health problems. Mostly, the answers given by AI can be misleading or contain wrong information which will put health at risk.

Language models of this type of technology are used to generate highly reliable information that can then be distributed on a large scale and generate misinformation among users. WHO urges governments to “ensure patient safety and security as companies ramp up their efforts to commercialize more artificial intelligence-based language models.”

Bayer is one of the pharmaceutical companies that is using AI to discover new drugs, similar cases to Pfizer and Roche. Its data analytics capability allows it to predict the behavior of molecules and the potential effect of various chemical compounds, a valuable function that saves time and money, as well as risk.

On the other hand, companies have emerged to interact with medical robots via chat. Grupa, one of these innovative companies, can offer a headache consultation and prescribe paracetamol, home remedies or a visit to your GP. Obviously, in more complex health issues, he recommends that we go to our nearest clinic or hospital. WHO allows the population to use AI, as long as it is supervised by a doctor.

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