🧬 Med-Gemini: New Medical AI

PLUS: AI powers X's new feature

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Google's latest leap with Med-Gemini might just set a new standard for medical AI. It not only surpasses GPT-4 in medical tasks but also introduces strong capabilities in clinical reasoning and long-context data comprehension. Here's what we found about its potential to revolutionize healthcare..

Today’s Summary:

  • Google launches Med-Gemini AI

  • X debuts AI-powered Stories

  • Rumored OpenAI search engine


Google's Med-Gemini Beats GPT-4 in Medical AI

Source: Google DeepMind

The Summary: Google introduces Med-Gemini, a family of AI models specialized in medicine that achieves state-of-the-art performance. Google stated that Med-Gemini outperforms GPT-4 on every benchmark where a direct comparison was possible, showcasing its strengths in clinical reasoning and multimodal understanding.

The models are reported to demonstrate potential for real-world applications like medical dialogue, research, and medical education. The models will first enter a phase of rigorous evaluation and safety testing before any real-world deployment in the medical domain.

Key details:

  • On MedQA benchmark, Med-Gemini-L 1.0 achieves 91.1% accuracy, surpassing the previous best GPT-4 at 90.2%. It also improves over GPT-4-Vision by an average 44.5% on 7 benchmarks.

  • Med-Gemini excels at retrieving information from long de-identified health records. It integrates web search and vision capabilities from both images and videos.

  • It outperforms human experts on medical text summarization and referral letter generation.

Why it matters: Advancements in medical AI could assist medical doctors in healthcare delivery and accelerate biomedical discoveries. This multimodal and long-context model address excels in understanding complex medical data. However, responsible AI testing must be prioritized before deploying these models in the medical domain.


X's AI Grok Powers Trending Stories

Source: X

The Summary: X (formerly Twitter) has introduced a new feature called Stories, powered by its AI chatbot Grok. Stories provides highlights of trending conversations on X for Premium subscribers.

Grok's Stories appear on the Explore tab, offering a list of the topics being discussed. This move aims to drive Premium subscriptions by offering AI-powered features.

Key details:

  • Grok consolidates conversations on X about topics, not post text.

  • Access to Grok is a selling point for X's $8/month Premium subscription.

  • Some critics worry about the impact on publishers and the potential spread of misinformation.

Why it matters: X's move to integrate AI-powered stories could improve user experience, while also raising concerns about the accuracy and fairness of AI-generated content, and a potential threat to reliable sources. As AI plays an increasingly prominent role in media, it is crucial to address issues of transparency, accountability, and the preservation of diverse and reliable sources.


OpenAI's Search Engine Incoming? Sparks Fly Before Google I/O

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The Summary: Speculations suggest OpenAI may unveil a search engine on May 9th, just days before Google's annual I/O event on May 14th. Such search engine, possibly powered by Microsoft Bing, could intensify the competition with Google Search.

OpenAI's CEO has already hinted at tackling the challenge of marrying large language models with search. However, the aim seems to go beyond replicating Google Search by fundamentally improving information discovery.

Key details:

  • OpenAI created the domain search.chatgpt.com, fueling rumors of a search engine launch.

  • An insider claims OpenAI has been actively hiring for an Events team since January.

  • 61% of Gen Z and 53% of Millennials prefer AI tools over traditional search engines.

  • Google Search generated $175 billion in revenue for Google in 2023, mostly as profit.

Why it matters: If the rumors are true, an OpenAI's search engine could challenge Google's dominance in web search, potentially disrupting the industry. With its expertise in LLMs and the backing of Microsoft Search technology, OpenAI may offer a unique approach to information discovery, catering to the preferences of younger generations. Such development could lead to significant changes in how users access and interact with online information.


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