Various scenarios within medical diagnostics are among the AI use cases that an official European watchdog has flagged as a potential source of hazards to fundamental human rights.

An international group of scientists and clinicians is calling on health systems to fight COVID-19 and future public health crises by integrating AI and robotics within a care-delivery framework emphasizing telemedicine.

Examples of bias are accumulating into an unignorable chink in healthcare AI’s armor.

The researchers say their AI technique produces an 11% boost in accuracy over that supplied by other contemporary flu forecasting systems.

AI is a key part of the plan as two groups with little in common come together over health disparities that have only been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘We find that two factors reduce lay judgment of liability: following standard care and following the recommendation of AI tools.’

AI will not earn a place in the daily practice of medicine until its developers definitively answer some pressing questions on fitness and appropriateness.

In the late 1700s the English social theorist Jeremy Bentham sketched out a prison in which a single guard could control hundreds of inmates. The trick was to let the men know they could be seen 24/7 while the guard on duty was hidden from their view.  

A generation gap may be emerging within the gold rush of computer scientists and software developers racing to weaponize AI for the fight against COVID-19.

The COVID crisis has significantly increased the volume of data healthcare providers are rushing into the cloud. This “smash and grab” behavior is largely explained by the spike in healthcare workers doing their jobs remotely.

With so many eyes fixed on New York City as the “epicenter” of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S., it might go unnoticed at the national level that nearly 60,000 infections could be recorded some 150 miles to the north by June 8.

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott surely didn’t see the coronavirus coming when he was writing his new book on AI. But with the title’s April 7 release, he’s perceiving the pandemic as equal parts threat and opportunity.