Artificial intelligence may have the potential to help healthcare providers treat depression without bias, according to new research.
The study, published in Family Medicine and Community Health, found that ChatGPT can often help patients struggling with depression figure out a treatment plan.
Furthermore, the technology may be helpful in eliminating social class and gender biases in doctors’ offices, the study found. “Unlike primary care physicians, ChatGPT showed no gender or socioeconomic biases in its recommendations,” the study authors wrote.
The researchers behind the new study assessed ChatGPT’s ability to recognize depression by feeding the platform vignettes of people exhibiting symptoms of depression. There were eight versions of these vignettes that depicted a diverse group of people of different social classes and genders.