Institutional Review Board for enforcing ethics?

Reid Blackman on HBR: Comparing the kinds of ethical risks present in medicine to the kinds present in AI is useful for a number of reasons. First, in both instances there is the potential for harming individuals and groups of people (e.g. members of a particular race or gender). Second, there exists a vast array […]

Early cancer diagnosis depends on health coverage too!

Press Release: “Essentially we showed there is a big jump in cancer diagnoses as people turn 65 and are thus Medicare-eligible,” said Shrager, the senior author of the study. The study’s lead author is Deven Patel, MD, a surgical resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles who spent a year as a research fellow […]

The new minefield of technology for AI and healthcare delivery

Circa 2017 (The Economist): A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their […]