The New York Times recently ran an article called "35 Ways Real People Are Using A.I. Right Now." It's behind a paywall, so I'll pull out a few relevant quotes in case you can't read it.

This first one sounded super helpful for those of us writing talks or presentations:
Skim dozens of academic articles
Mr. Rodriguez works for a private equity fund that invests in soccer players. And that means reading a lot... Instead of picking through Google Scholar, he now uses an A.I. tool called Elicit. It lets him ask questions of the paper itself. It helps him find out, without having to read the whole thing, whether the paper touches on the question he’s asking.
And I'm going to trial this one out, but the price point may be too high for solo practice.

Transcribe a doctor’s visit into clinical notes.
Dr. Gladd uses Nabla’s Copilot to take notes during online medical consultations. It’s a Chrome extension that listens into the visit and grabs the necessary details for his charts. Before: Writing up notes after a visit took about 20 percent of consult time. Now: The whole task lasts as long as it takes him to copy and paste the results from Copilot.Update: I've been using Nabla Copilot and it's been really helpful for focusing on clients and not my iPad. 

I then went to ChatGPT and started feeding it lactation related items. Here's what came back when I asked for 1 paragraph on craniosacral therapy:
Craniosacral therapy is an alternative therapy that involves gentle manipulation of the craniosacral system, which comprises the bones of the skull, spine, and pelvis, as well as the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Practitioners use light touch and gentle manipulation techniques to restore balance to the system and promote healing, as disruptions or imbalances in this rhythm can lead to physical or emotional problems. Although it is often used to treat headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders, there is limited scientific evidence to support its effectiveness, and it should not replace conventional medical care. 

Update: ChatGPT's engine was trained on copyrighted material used without permission of the authors. It is probably too late to unring this bell. If you are using AI to generate content ideas, make sure to rewrite in your own words so you are not unintentionally plagiarizing.

My husband then told me about GoblinTools, and I think that Judge would be a good one to use when writing to clients about sticky payment related questions. Or about boundaries, to make sure you come across as firm but kind.

I want an AI that will set up the baby's charts in PracticeQ but I think that's a bit beyond their capabilities... yet. Terminator 2 had me scared of AI sentience but now I'm so tired of mundane tasks that I might welcome it now 🤔

How do you feel about AI?