By Howard Wolinsky Editor’s note: Artificial Intelligence is the topic of everyday discussion—at my house, anyway. I have covered AI in this blog and elsewhere for years. AI is finding its place throughout medicine, from answering our queries in portals to forecasting our risks for various disease and potential benefits for treatments.
Thanks for sharing, Richard.
I used AI to summarize something I wrote.
It had a strange reference. AI made it up. The author never wrote for the journal.
My wife told me of a case where AI gave a reference for a fake book. Then, it wrote the book to justify the reference.
It's useful. But be careful when using AI.
I just used AI to help me draft an appeal with my insurance company for NGS for metastatic hormone sensitive prostate cancer. It was short on citation to authority and contained a lot of generic text, nevertheless it provided a good start for the appeal. The bottom line is AI is a garbage in garbage out process. And the user has to know what went in to know if what came out. Is useful.