ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, can provide easily understandable, scientifically adequate, and generally satisfactory answers to common patient questions about colonoscopy, new research suggests.
“This study shows that a conversational AI program can generate credible medical information in response to common patient questions,” say the investigators, led by Tsung-Chun Lee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
“With dedicated domain training, there is meaningful potential to optimize clinical communication to patients undergoing colonoscopy,” they add.
The study was published online May 5 in Gastroenterology.
ChatGPT developed by OpenAI, is a natural language processing tool that allows users to have personalized conversations with an AI bot capable of providing a detailed response to any question posed.