Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT has been the topic of discussion on the internet since its debut in November due to its remarkable conversational skills. ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an AI research company in which Elon Musk and Microsoft have invested. The chatbot has been tested by the public, with some even asking it to take exams such as the US Medical Licensing Exam, Wharton Business School’s MBA program’s operations management course final exam, and four exams in Constitutional Law from the University of Minnesota Law School, which it passed.
However, Twitter CEO Elon Musk expressed his skepticism about the AI chatbot after it passed the US Medical Licensing Exam. Despite this, ChatGPT has continued to showcase its capabilities by writing essays, marketing pitches, poems, jokes, and even a speech for a Congressman in the US. While there are concerns about AI taking over human jobs, the AI tool’s recent success in the US Medical Licensing Exam demonstrates its potential.
In a pre-print study, the chatbot was given a mock version of the USMLE, which is required for doctors to practice medicine in the US. The tool received over 50% on the exam and approached the passing threshold of 60%. The research team concluded that ChatGPT is comfortably within the passing range without any specialized training.
Despite the impressive results, Elon Musk still expressed skepticism towards the chatbot’s achievement. As the CEO of Twitter, he is known for his controversial views on AI, warning about its potential to cause harm to society if it is not developed and regulated properly.
However, the study’s results show the promising potential of AI chatbots like ChatGPT. As technology continues to advance, it is likely that chatbots will play a more prominent role in various industries, including healthcare. While it is still too early to determine the full impact AI will have on society, the results of the USMLE exam demonstrate the potential for AI to assist and augment human abilities.
The researchers emphasized that their study should not be seen as a validation of AI replacing human doctors, but rather as a demonstration of AI’s potential to augment human intelligence and decision-making. The study’s authors also noted that further research is needed to explore the limitations and ethical considerations of using AI in the medical field.
Regardless of the potential benefits and drawbacks, AI chatbots like ChatGPT are rapidly changing the way we think about and interact with technology. As the chatbot continues to demonstrate its capabilities, it will be interesting to see how society continues to adapt to this new type of AI.