Rethinking Medical Information Access With MultiMediaQA

Allan Sendagi
January 5, 2023

Revolutionizing Medical Information Access with Google's MultiMediaQA

Do you feel like the medical industry is out of reach for you?For those without a medical background, the industry is intimidating and overwhelming.This is because it relies on a select group of experts to make important decisions. It is quite difficult to navigate and contribute to the field without access to the right resources and information.But what if there was a way to gather information from a much wider range of sources, and even understand and process it all faster?Enter Google's MultiMediaQA. This AI tool promises to open up the industry by allowing anyone to ask questions and have them answered by a chatbot. But before I tell you all about it, let's explore what's wrong with the status quo.

Having accurate and up-to-date information is crucial in the medical industry.

In the medical field, having accurate and up-to-date information is crucial. But finding and understanding this information can be a challenge.

For many years, the medical industry has relied on traditional methods of information gathering and storage, such as physical records and manual searches. These methods are slow, error-prone, and often result in incomplete or outdated information.

Doctors have struggled to keep up with the constant stream of medical information and often feel overwhelmed by the amount of data they have to process.Google's MultiMediaQA is a revolutionary AI tool that is changing the way we think about medical information. This tool is able to understand and respond to complex medical queries and conversations, making it easier for anyone to access and contribute to the field.

Google's Pathways Language Model (PaLM)—as its technically known has been causing a lot of buzz in the AI industry due to its ability to scale up to 540 billion parameters, making it more effective across tasks than GPT-3 which only has 175 billion parameters.

PaLM is a massive undertaking with ambitious goals.Doctors have compared how Med-PaLM did at answering medical questions to how well doctors did. They found that the program did almost as well as the doctors(92.6%).However, a different program called Flan-PaLM did not do as well when answering science questions.

Both programs had a small chance of giving wrong or harmful answers, similar to what doctors might do.Overall, MultiMediaQA is a valuable tool for doctors, researchers, and anyone interested in the medical field. It not only helps them access the information they need, but also helps them make more informed decisions and contribute to the field in a meaningful way.

At shapr, we know that breakthroughs can come from anywhere. But we'd rather they came from home.We see AI as a tool that can level the playing field and add a lot more voices to the conversation about shaping the direction of the world.

Our goal is to help locally grown enterprises accelerate their AI adoption so they can be part of this conversation.

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