A man claims ChatGPT saved his dog’s life after vets couldn’t make a correct diagnosis. We tell you this incredible story that proves that AI can do things that humans are not able to do.
We’ve seen many uses for ChatGPT since its launch late last year, from writing cover letters to using it for homework. You can also discover our top 10 unsuspected uses of AI. However, a surprising new use for ChatGPT has recently emerged: diagnosis of medical conditions.
Indeed, a Twitter user claimed that ChatGPT saved his dog’s life by correctly diagnosing a blood condition that vets were unable to identify. @peakcooper, explains that his Border Collie named Sassy was originally diagnosed with a tick-borne diseasebut that her symptoms began to worsen despite the prescribed treatment. He quickly noticed that his dog’s gums had turned pale again.
ChatGPT does better than a veterinarian at diagnosing a disease
Sassy’s first blood test revealed severe anemia, but ruled out other co-infections associated with the tick-borne disease. So the dog owner turned to the new ChatGPT-4 model available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers. The latter is not only faster than the classic version still running under GPT-3.5, but above all much smarter.
The man then provided GPT-4 with all the data at his disposal regarding Sassy’s diagnoses., including all blood tests, to see what would come of it. The chatbot clearly warns that he is not a veterinarian, but still brings an interpretation to the problem that Cooper deemed “perfect”.
The chatbot suggested Sassy’s blood work and test results could be due to a variety of underlying conditions, including immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (AIMM). The pet owner then quickly forwarded this information to a second vet, who confirmed that ChatGPT’s suggestion was correct. According to Cooper, ultrasounds performed at the vet ruled out the possibility of internal bleedingwhich left IMHA as the only other possibility.
With proper treatment, Sassy began to recover, and is now fully recovered. GPT-3.5 could not set the correct diagnosis, according to Cooper, but GPT4 was smart enough to do it. ” I can’t imagine what medical diagnoses will look like in 20 years “, he wrote.