March 24, 2023
International Technology

ChatGPT’s Success in Education and Medicine: Potential and Uncertainty

ChatGPT's Success in Education and Medicine: Potential and Uncertainty

ChatGPT, an AI language model, has been making waves in the tech industry with its potential for various use cases. One area where it has shown promise is in education and medicine. A research paper found that ChatGPT was able to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which is typically given to medical students hoping to become licensed doctors. The chatbot was able to achieve more than 50% accuracy across all exams, and the researchers noted that it demonstrated a high level of concordance and insight in its explanations.

In a separate study, led by doctors from medical startup Ansible Health, ChatGPT performed at or near the passing threshold for all three exams needed to be licensed as a doctor in the U.S. without any specialized training or reinforcement. However, these studies are still in the midst of the peer-review process.

Additionally, it performed well in an operations management course final exam at the Wharton School of Business, earning a B to B-. The chatbot was able to do an “amazing job at basic operations management and process analysis questions including those that are based on case studies,” with excellent explanation and the ability to modify its answers in response to human hints.

However, its abilities have sparked mixed reactions in the field of education, with some experts suggesting it could have negative effects on the education system. But Microsoft has announced a multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT, and is reportedly testing a $42 monthly subscription for its “professional” tier among early adopters.

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