Heralded as an easy fix for health services under pressure, data technology is marching ahead unchecked. But is there a risk it could compound inequalities? Poppy Noor investigates.
Journalist Poppy Noor investigates how black people with melanoma are being underserved in healthcare, and the link to the racist algorithms driving new cancer software. Most of these algorithms use non-representative data, trained on majority white skin patients, resulting in black patients not being diagnosed.