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Responsible AI: AI and Health Data

Responsible AI Series: AI and Health Data, November 12, 2019.

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionize the future of health care. From detection of signs of stroke to suggesting paths for treatment, from predicting seizures to identifying individuals at high risk of domestic violence, AI-based technologies could support doctors in making clinical diagnoses and potentially provide greater access to remote individuals and communities. One particular opportunity made possible by AI is the acceleration of research into predictive models that are driven by the mass exchange and analysis of unstructured health data. However, sharing of health data in this way raises questions of an ethical and human rights nature, including with regard to security and privacy.

Join us for an interview with leading experts on AI and health care data. They will explore the current capabilities of AI in health care and its potential medium and long-term capabilities. Questions to be explored include: What benefits might arise from applying machine learning to health data? How might exchange of data happen ind practice? What steps could physicians, hospitals, and companies take to protect the patients whose is being shared? How should regulators respond? What are the implications for informed consent? This interview will be followed by a Q&A session with audience members.

This is the final event in a three-part AAAS series that is sponsored by Hitachi and aims at exploring artificial intelligence technologies, the current capabilities of the technologies, their ethical, legal and social implications, and the responsibilities of the scientists and engineers developing the technologies.

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Recordings from this series are archived on YouTube and made available on the AAAS website.


Mika Takata is a researcher in the Research and Development Division of Hitachi America, Ltd. Her background is in data analytics, data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. She recently participated in a joint project between Hitachi and Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs on how artificial intelligence can be used in medicine.

Another participant will be announced soon.

Jessica Wyndham (Moderator) is the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. She also serves as coordinator of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, a network of scientific, engineering, and health associations that recognize the role of science and technology in human rights. Her areas of expertise include the intersections of science, technology, human rights and ethics, the social responsibilities of scientists and engineers, and the role of professional scientific, engineering and health societies in the promotion and protection of human rights.

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