Artificial intelligence: The future might already be here

  • Faizan Alawi
    Corresponding author: Faizan Alawi, D.D.S., Room 328-B, Levy Building, Penn Dental Medicine, 240 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Professor of Pathology, Penn Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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Published:January 11, 2023DOI:
      A PubMed search using “artificial intelligence” as the search term identified almost 73,000 distinct manuscripts between 2000-2017.1 From 2018 to present day, a similar search yielded over 107,000 hits, and more than 30% of these manuscripts have been published just since January 2022.1 Over the last two years, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology has published several manuscripts on the potential use of AI, particularly machine learning, in radiologic interpretation and in diagnostic oral pathology. An editorial was recently published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Pathology focused on the potential role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the diagnosis of oral mucosal lesions and/or oral cancer.2 The future is fast approaching and, with the recent release of open-source AI software, ChatGPT3, some might argue it's already here.
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