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A fairer way forward for AI in health care


… “In some health-care systems, there are very basic things that are being ignored, basic quality of care that people are not receiving,” says Kadija Ferryman, an anthropologist at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering who studies the social, cultural and ethical impacts of the use of AI in health care.  “Apple, Google, Amazon — they are all making inroads into the health-care space.” But because AI algorithms learn from existing data, there is a risk, Ferryman says, that the tools that result from this gold rush could entrench or deepen inequalities — such as the fact that black people in US emergency rooms are 40% less likely to receive pain medication than are white people. 

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