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10/19/2020

AI Can Help Diagnose Some Illnesses—If Your Country Is Rich

External Link - Source: Wired

“AI promises to expertly diagnose disease in medical images and scans. However, a close look…suggests these powerful new tools may perpetuate health inequalities.” How can we train algorithms to work for all patients regardless of origin? Many tools are currently trained in richer countries such as the United States, but are expected to recognize patterns in patients all across the world. This difference leads to certain AI interventions only being effective in countries with greater resources.

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