Experts Tout Benefits of AI, Machine Learning in Global Health Crisis
Thursday, April 25, 2019
By Chetra Chap
From helping doctors make diagnostic decisions to preventing disease outbreaks, artificial intelligence (AI) brings excitement in improving global health while posing serious privacy concerns, experts have said.
At a recent launch event of a USAID report on finding the right AI use cases in global health at the Aspen Institute’s Washington, DC office, a panel of AI experts shared their experiences of harnessing AI-powered analysis, prediction and recommendation systems to attempt to assist the effort to solve global health issues.
However, despite all the new possibilities, the experts stressed that AI, like all technologies, will not be a magic pill that can solve every problem in global health. Instead, the powerful technology will help streamline healthcare provision, they said.
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