Google Wants to Use AI To Replace Your Doctor In Trials With The Mayo Clinic






Last May at the Google I/O, the company revealed its new PaLM 2 device, which uses AI technology to answer medical questions, summarize documents, and a host of other features. Now, Google has begun testing out this device at the Mayo Clinic and a few other hospitals.

Engadget reports the PaLM 2 “demonstrated features like ‘alignment with medical consensus’, reasoning ability, and even the ability to generate answers that were preferred by respondents over physician-generated responses.”

The PaLM 2 uses AI technology to learn through viewing test questions and answers from medical licensing exams. Google’s medical AI is already scoring 85 percent on medical tests. It can provide information quickly and, so far, accurately, though the device is still in a trial period. It’s essentially an AI version of all your medical textbooks at your fingertips.

“This model not only answered multiple choice and open-ended questions accurately but also provided rationale and evaluated its own responses,” said Corrado and Matias.

A plus for medical staff is PaLM2 can make paperwork a lot easier by taking the bulk of it off their hands. It can sift, summarize, and organize research and records.

Google is working on developing AI tech for medical testing as well, starting with ultrasound readings, cancer treatments, scanning for tuberculosis, and devising medical treatment plans.

Although these advancements are outstanding and carry with them the potential to help a larger number of patients, especially in areas with limited access to medical care, Google isn’t ready to take PaLM 2 out of trials yet.

“I don’t feel that this kind of technology is yet at a place where I would want it in my family’s healthcare journey,” said Greg Corrado, Senior Research Director at Google. ‘[The tech] takes the paces in healthcare where AI can be beneficial and expands them by 10-fold.”

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.