Artificial Intelligence and its large usages in different field made no exception for medicine, we can see that via Google’s Med-PaLM 2, which is a medical AI language modem (LLM), it can answer any medical question with accuracy but most importantly being safe. the huge potential it offers, makes it a very possible way to revolutionize access to medical information and how its used.
The Power of Med-PaLM 2:
the way Med-PaLM 2 Works is utilizing LLMs capabilities of Google, which are trained intentionaly only for medical domain. On the USMLE ( the United States Medical Licensing Examination ) test it has shown tremndous results, with an accuracy comparable to a medical expert with many years of experience, it has scored 85.4% which proves its reliability and huge potential.
Training and Ethical Considerations:
By using data from experienced clinicians Google has Trained and Developed Med-PaLM2. these clinicians come from the US, UK, and India, they have been able to provide Clinical cases, and medical questions, which made it possible for this model to answer like a human clinicians. Not to forget the ethical considerations, which is a priority in medical practice, making it accurately answer complex medical questions, with sensitivity and understanding.
Safe and Responsible Implementation:
To ensure a safe and responsible deployment of Med-PaLM 2, Google is conducting an extensive evaluation, many factor has been taken into account such as : potential for harm, medical reasoning, knowledge recall, bias, scientific consensus. this evaluation involves various experts from all over the world, making it possible to understand the model’s limits and what it is capable of. currently the access to Med-PaLM 2 is limited to a select Google Cloud customers, and it is undergoing refining and in gathering feedback stage.
Potential Applications and Future Enhancements:
the thoughts of Enhancing healthcare by using Med-PaLM 2 is very exciting. the model is capable of understanding very complex cases and discusses it with ease, it can also answer very deep questions. for now the model is Text only based, but in the future it might incorporate imaging (CT-scan), medical records, genomics readings, making its potential uses unlimited.
If you wish to know more about Med-PaLM 2 here is a direct link to Google’s website talking in details with videos about that model: https://sites.research.google/med-palm/.