29 Jan 2024
Google DeepMind is developing an AI model named the Articulate Medical Intelligence Explorer (AMIE) that aims to diagnose diseases like a doctor.
In this regard, a research paper stated that AMIE will gather patient details to explain the stage of their disease, serving as a supportive tool for medical experts rather than a substitute for real doctors.
Google anticipates that AMIE could streamline medical processes, potentially eliminating the need for in-person visits.
Although many of us have a fear of the AI systems that many companies use, products like AMIE are different as Google hopes it will make the lives of doctors easier and also improve the quality of visits patients receive.
If the doctor doesn't have to do everything, such as explaining health conditions, the exam can be more efficient.
While the AI model is still in development, it reflects Google's ongoing efforts to integrate AI into healthcare.
Notably, In May, Google published a research paper acknowledging concerns about the authenticity of details from their medical AI chatbot, MedPalm 2. During trials, doctors observed some flaws in the system.
However, despite these concerns, MedPalm 2 has performed well in various aspects and the tool works pretty much like a real doctor.