Alex and Courtney are the protagonists of this story in which, thanks to ChatGPT, it has been possible to obtain the correct diagnosis of a 4-year-old child.
ChatGPT has managed to correctly diagnose a four-year-old boy. Yes, it may seem completely impossible. But it is what has happened and that Business Insider has reported. This story has as its protagonists Alex and Courtney, her mother, the latter being the one that ChatGPT has used to shed some light on her son’s situation.
It all started during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtney says that her son, Alex, began to suffer from a series of symptoms that were not at all normal, such as, for example, using only his right foot and dragging his left foot. The imbalance surprised her mother and she began visiting doctors without any solution to the question asked about her condition.
Visit 17 different doctors without a diagnosis for Alex. All visits made by this family were fruitless. No doctor was able to tell Courtney what her son was suffering from, although all of them performed the necessary tests so that ChatGPT could then correctly conclude the physical problem that Alex faces.
MRI data as a key for the diagnosis of ChatGPT. Coutney used all the data obtained from the magnetic resonance imaging tests to help ChatGPT uncover her son’s medical problem. What this mother indicates is that she wrote all the information in the text section and the AI did not take long to offer her an answer.
ChatGPT: the virtual assistant that can save lives
Tethered cord syndrome. This is the rare condition that Alex suffers from and which has been confirmed by a specialist doctor. After getting the diagnosis of ChatGPT, Courtney went to a neurosurgeon who confirmed this condition and, in addition, by performing another MRI she was able to locate the area in which the spinal cord was tied to the surrounding tissues of the spine.
ChatGPT is not a substitute for medical professionals, but it can be of great help.. Logically, what this AI-powered chatbot can argue can be of help to health professionals. Of course, it should never be treated as a dogma and you should always go to professionals who can confirm or deny what ChatGPT is saying and, of course, carry out the treatment.