The AI Revolution in Medicine with Dr. Isaac Kohane of Harvard Medical School

Nathan interviews Prof. Zak Kohane on AI's transformative potential in medicine, highlighting his early GPT-4 access and insights from his new book.


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Nathan sits down with Professor Zak Kohane, the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, and co-author of the new book, "The AI Revolution in Medicine", for which OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman wrote the foreword to the book.

Professor Kohane was among a select few people to receive early preview and research access to GPT-4 in the fall of 2022, and his approach to exploring and characterizing how AI is about to transform medicine.

The book is out May 13, 2023 and can be ordered here:

Regardless of the field you're in, Dr. Kohane's combination of deep immersion, enthusiastic exploration, pragmatic optimism, risk awareness, realism, and forward-thinking vision make this a worthy example for others to study and emulate.

(00:00) Episode Preview
(05:29) Dr. Isaac Kohane’s story
(15:00) Sponsor: Omneky
(16:29) Advice to others thinking of applying AI to their own disciplines
(20:33) The tension of using AI in medicine
(25:04) The Trial Paradigm of AI
(31:15) Is it possible to use GPT as a healthcare provider in population studies?
(34:14) The Trainee Paradigm of AI
(36:09) The Partner Paradigm of AI and how doctors should use AI
(40:33) AI provided interaction and how that can improve patient care
(42:26) The Torchbearer Paradigm of AI
(42:59) Can GPT independently conduct medical research?
(46:58) The future for impactful use cases of AI in medicine
(51:04) Integrating AlphaFold into language models
(54:10) AI-alignment and patient data in medicine

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