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05/26/2020

AI systems are worse at diagnosing disease when training data is skewed by sex

External Link - Source: STAT

The artificial intelligence model showed great promise in predicting which patients treated in U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals would experience a sudden decline in kidney function. But it also came with a crucial caveat: Women represented only about 6% of the patients whose data were used to train the algorithm, and it performed worse when tested on women.

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