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Mexico's Organ Problem Isn't Lack Of Donors, It's Lack Of Doctors

EL NACIONAL, LA JORNADA(Mexico)

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MEXICO CITY - What if that kidney you needed for a transplant showed up, but the surgeon didn't? That scenario is too often a reality in Mexico, says Arturo Dib Kuri, the director of the country's National Transplant Center (CENATRA).

Dib Kuri warned that Mexico loses around 20 percent of donated organs from dead donors due to lack of qualified medical personnel to do transplants, La Jornada reported.
Only 406 hospitals in Mexico are equipped to do transplants, Dib Kuri says, noting that the country needs at least 500 transplant-capable hospitals, La Jornada reported. At the moment, there are slightly more than 16,500 people in Mexico waiting for organ transplants.

This news comes as Facebook unveiled their tool to have "organ donor" status appear as part of the Facebook profile in Mexico. The social networking company says it is convinced that this new tool will save lives, La Nacional reported.

But Dib Kuri says that the problems surrounding organ donation in Mexico are not from lack of organ donors, but inability to take advantage of the organs that are available because of lack of specialized facilities and staff.

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Hey ChatGPT, Are You A Google Killer? That's The Wrong Prompt People

Reports that the new AI natural-language chatbot is a threat to Google's search business fails to see that the two machines serve very different functions.

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Tristan Greene

Since OpenAI unveiled ChatGPT to the world last November, people have wasted little time finding imaginative uses for the eerily human-like chatbot. They have used it to generate code, create Dungeons & Dragons adventures and converse on a seemingly infinite array of topics.

Now some in Silicon Valley are speculating that the masses might come to adopt the ChatGPT-style bots as an alternative to traditional internet searches.

Microsoft, which made an early $1 billion investment in OpenAI, plans to release an implementation of its Bing search engine that incorporates ChatGPT before the end of March. According to a recent article in The New York Times, Google has declared “code red” over fears ChatGPT could pose a significant threat to its $149-billion-dollar-a-year search business.

Could ChatGPT really be on the verge of disrupting the global search engine industry?

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