Can AI Tackle Racial Inequalities in Healthcare?

News article, drawing on a study by Nature Medicine, which explains how algorithms might be able to help tackle racial biases within doctors’ own judgements. Doctors’ judgement of how much pain a patient is feeling has been linked to discrimination and racism, with black patients likely to have their pain level underestimated, which can adversely affect the treatment given. Healthcare algorithms can use medical data, such as x-rays, to predict how much pain a patient is feeling, which can help to tackle this bias within the healthcare system.