Southampton man using Chatbot AI to diagnose illnesses – Southern Daily Echo

A Southampton man is using AI to diagnose potential illnesses.
Artificial intelligence advisor Edward Frank Morris has created a form of AI using ChatGPT, which he calls House AI, to help diagnose illnesses from people searching for symptoms online.
The 30-year-old told the Echo: “My work with AI for the most part is generative, so I create prompts for companies to use.
“In a way you could say I make the ingredients and then companies can take it and put their own spin on it.
“Essentially, I came up with the idea after I got a cold.
“When you go online or even on the NHS website and want to try and diagnose an illness you get quite a collection of answers that could be anything from Covid-19 to a pregnancy!
“So, I wanted to create something that would be more specific and identify the illness.”
Edward added: “I think there’s a lot of scepticism around AI – like I said I’m working with generative AI rather than robots – but if people were able to diagnose themselves using AI, think of the hassle you could save.
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“Waiting rooms in doctors’ surgeries would be quieter, they’d be less stress put on the doctors and nurses and people would be able to go to the chemist and get the medication they need.”
Having worked with AI since 2016, Edward has certifications from Google, Microsoft, and is soon to be certificated by IBM.
Not only is Edward hoping his House AI will diagnose potential illness – he’s also working on an additional project that he’s offering free to the public.
Edward is restoring old photos that may have become worn or damaged.
He said: “With Photoshop AI, you can fill gaps in photos where they may have become damaged.
“There’s a huge demand for it. I saw an initial LinkedIn post where somebody had done it and people were really impressed but didn’t want to pay the £50 monthly fee.
“So, I thought, I can do this in no time and offered to do it for free for those that want family photos restored or whatever it might be.
“I think there’s some disinformation in the AI sphere, but it has huge benefits.”
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