“With the advent of advanced machine learning algorithms and powerful computing capabilities, artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of various eye disorders.”

That introduction was not written by a human but by the AI program known as ChatGPT, a system developed by OpenAI. It is one of the newest advances in AI and has become the topic of international interest and debate. All we had to do was ask the program to write an introduction to a story about AI in ophthalmology, and it did the rest.