This morning I want you, please, to pay special attention to what follows.
Read it carefully and thoughtfully…
‘The future of the NHS in the UK is subject to ongoing debates and discussions. The NHS is facing numerous challenges, including increasing demand for services, an aging population, and budget constraints.
There is a need for modernisation and investment in technology, as well as for improving preventative care and the integration of physical and mental health services.
Additionally, there are discussions about the role of private providers, the use of alternative funding models, and the possibility of expanding the use of telemedicine.
Ultimately, the future of the NHS will likely depend on the political priorities and funding decisions of the government, as well as on the ability to implement effective reforms…’
Can I expect you would accept that as accurate. Up-to-date and objective. Not much to argue with?
Now, here’s the thing…
Who wrote it? I could have written it… easily. Most thinkers about the NHS could have written it and if you had the time and the inclination, you could have written it.
The fact is… it was written by a machine.
There’s a web site; Chat GPT. You can create a free account, put in the topic you want words for and instantly you get ten pieces of writing… erudite, complete, sensed and page ready.
They are calling the technology Artificial Intelligence. It’s not. It’s machine learning.
Artificial intelligence is the capability of a computer system to mimic human cognitive functions such as learning and problem-solving.
Through AI, a computer system uses maths and logic to simulate the reasoning that people use to learn from new information and make decisions.
Machine learning is an application of AI. It’s the process of using mathematical models of data to help a computer learn without direct instruction.
This enables a computer system to continue learning and improving on its own, based on experience.
Role them together and the upshot; an ‘intelligent’ computer uses AI to think like a human and perform tasks on its own.
Machine learning is how a computer system develops its intelligence.
The spooky bit is what the geeks call; technological-singularity...
... a hypothetical future-point in time, at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilisation.
By then, I’ll probably be pushing up daisies, so I’m not bovvered.
However, I am impressed with these short paragraphs that make a dumb machine look... human and informed.
It may only be a giant filing system, able to find relevant stuff and string it together but look how ‘right’ it is.
There are some longer passages, in other iterations that it did for me, that I don’t have room for.
>> I'm hearing - from a nurse, who tells me; 'I have finished 2 masters degree and currently finishing my PHD in the UK, but these degrees do not represent my level of English as “satisfactory” according to NMC.
I must have IELTS!! I am already in the country, I am already speaking English well. But the NMC disregards this and requires me to spend not inconsiderable sums to undertake the test.'
Well, her written English seems pretty good, too!
>> I'm hearing - General practice risks missing out on millions of pounds in funding this year because high workload means PCNs will be unable to hit targets for incentive payments.
>>I'm hearing - ChatGPT is attempting to pass the Bar exam.
>> I'm hearing - from a nurse; a single mum, is expected to pay £8.00p per day for parking her car, in a location at least 5 miles from a major population centre, with an unreliable bus service. Is it any wonder why we are losing people?