Google's AI-powered medical chatbot is currently undergoing testing within hospital settings

Med-PaLM 2 is an AI tool developed by Google to answer medical questions and provide healthcare information.

Med-PaLM 2 is an advanced version of PaLM 2, which was introduced at Google I/O in May. The tool is specifically designed to be helpful in countries with limited access to doctors.

Med-PaLM 2 was trained on a curated set of medical expert demonstrations, making it more proficient in healthcare conversations than other chatbots.

However, a research paper published by Google in May highlighted accuracy issues with Med-PaLM 2, as physicians found inaccuracies and irrelevant information in its answers.

Despite these issues, Med-PaLM 2 performs similarly to human doctors in various metrics, such as evidence of reasoning and consensus-supported answers.

Customers testing Med-PaLM 2 will have control over their data, which will be encrypted, ensuring privacy.

Google's senior research director, Greg Corrado, believes that Med-PaLM 2 has the potential to significantly enhance AI's role in healthcare.

Med-PaLM 2 is still in its early stages of development, and more information is being sought from Google and the Mayo Clinic.

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