Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

Since ChatGPT’s introduction in 2022, the term “artificial intelligence” has gained prominence, especially in academic circles. While often associated with sci-fi scenarios, AI also holds potential for Veterinary medicine. Professor Parminder Basran highlights the use of narrow-use AI for specific tasks like automated diagnosis, but its limitations include single-specialty focus and reliance on human domain knowledge.

General AI, with broader applications, faces challenges in integrating diverse medical data. Jennifer Sun emphasizes the need for benchmarks in veterinary AI development. AI’s rapid advancements offer opportunities in drug discovery and personalized medicine, though ethical concerns and regulatory gaps persist. Despite fears of job displacement, Sun believes AI will augment rather than replace human roles in healthcare, pending regulatory frameworks. Basran stresses the importance of building trust and establishing regulations for responsible AI use in Veterinary medicine.

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