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Can people trust the cancer information on ChatGPT? This is only one of many inquiries regarding the well-known AI chatbot.
OpenAI’s artificial intelligence is still under fire as of the time of publication. Along with worries regarding information veracity, ChatGPT is also concerned about prejudices and potentially dangerous content that can be produced by bad users’ prompts.
A fresh study has now been conducted to see whether ChatGPT can actually deliver accurate cancer-related information. Here’s what the researchers that were involved learned.
Can You Trust ChatGPT’s Cancer Information?
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) list was a key source for the new study, according to the most recent reports.
This employed a collection of often-held misconceptions and myths about cancer as their test case. According to their research, ChatGPT had an accuracy rate of 97% when it came to providing information about cancer.
But there’s a problem. Researchers that were involved in the project said that users can misunderstand or misinterpret the cancer information offered by ChatGPT.
Professor Skyler Johnson of the University of Utah, who participated in the study, warned that users could make poor decisions if they misinterpret ChatGPT’s responses, particularly in the case of cancer patients.
“The team suggested caution when advising patients about whether they should use chatbots for information about cancer,” he continued.
Additional Problems with ChatGPT’s Cancer Data
In addition to being misunderstood, experts claimed that the AI chatbot’s cancer-related responses are occasionally ambiguous, vague, and oblique.
Johnson said, “I appreciate and comprehend how challenging it can be for cancer patients and caregivers to acquire proper information.
The primary researcher also mentioned the importance of carefully studying ChatGPT’s responses. This will enable medical professionals to assist cancer patients in understanding the information accessible online so that they can receive accurate diagnoses.
Visit the official research on The National Cancer Institute Cancer Spectrum to learn more about this recent study on ChatGPT.
In other reports, New York City public schools lifted the ChatGPT prohibition. The ChatGPT iOS app has since been made available in Brazil, Canada, and other nations.