April 19, 2023 (1400 UTC): e-&mHealth SIG ISBNPA webinar: Healthcare and ChatGPT


Healthcare and ChatGPT

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April 19, 2023, 14:00 UTC



Associate Professor Marcel Salathe, EPFL


Mavra Ahmed, Research Associate, University of Toronto

Maria Vasiloglou, Associate Specialist, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences

Amanda Staiano, Associate Professor, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center


The healthcare industry is continuing to transform and adapt, driven in part by the advent of new technologies and innovations, including artificial intelligence (AI). An emerging technology that is poised to change the healthcare landscape is Chat GPT. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot, blending large language models that generate responses to user input. It is designed to understand language, making it useful for creating interactive applications. Computers have always raised amazing opportunities to expand the abilities of human but also at the same time pose unanticipated consequences. This timely webinar will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with ChatGPT and AI’s evolution to educate, deliver health information and/or automate tasks and its potential implications for researchers, providers, patients and consumers.

Abstract for the speaker’s talk

ChatGPT has been called a hallucinating parrot, bullshit generator, and worse. Yet, it’s the most transformational technology we have witnessed in our lifetime. ChatGPT has the capability to capture our attention, and engage with us in ways no technology has been able to before. This has profound consequences, just as we’ve slowly started to get used to the idea that the jobs that are “safe” from AI are the ones that require human and social skills. In the health area in particular, there are likely many interesting and highly unusual years ahead of us.