Adoption of ChatGPT and other Artificial Intelligence among Physicians around the world: Barriers and the way-forward




artificial intelligence, physicians, barriers, way-forward, chatgpt


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force in modern society, revolutionizing various industries, including healthcare. ChatGPT, a language processing tool, has garnered significant attention for its ability to simulate human-like conversations and assist in a myriad of tasks. Despite its potential, the adoption of ChatGPT among physicians worldwide remains limited, particularly in regions like Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. This reluctance poses barriers to leveraging AI for novel diagnosis and treatment approaches, hindering progress in global healthcare. In this study, we explore the medical importance of AI, particularly ChatGPT, highlighting its potential to reduce medical errors and provide accurate healthcare information. However, concerns regarding bias, dependency, and plagiarism have surfaced, necessitating cautious integration and human oversight in its application. Recommendations include increasing awareness among physicians, implementing ethical guidelines, and utilizing AI-detecting software to mitigate risks. Furthermore, collaboration between international medical associations, policymakers, and governing bodies is essential to promoting AI adoption and ensuring its ethical use. While AI holds promise for advancing healthcare, its full potential hinges on overcoming current barriers and fostering a symbiotic relationship between technology and human expertise. Future research must address lingering uncertainties and ethical considerations to realize the transformative impact of AI in medicine.


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Author Biography

  • Dr. Ibad Ur Rehman, Shifa Tameer e Millat University, Islamabad

    Training Medical Officer (TMO) at Department of Surgery, Shifa International Hospital, Shifa Tameer e Millat University, Islamabad

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Khan DMM, Khan DMO, Ibad Ur Rehman. Adoption of ChatGPT and other Artificial Intelligence among Physicians around the world: Barriers and the way-forward. IRABCS [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 2 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];2(1):2-4. Available from:

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