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The Potential for AI in healthcare

The complexity and rise of data in healthcare means that artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly be applied within the field. Several types of AI are already being employed by payers and providers of care, and life sciences companies. The key categories … This report discusses current applications of AI as well as potential future applications […]

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Addressing Bias: Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Medicine

Artificial intelligence (AI) is providing opportunities to transform cardiovascular medicine. As the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, cardiovascular disease is prevalent across all populations, with clear benefit to operationalise clinical and biomedical data to improve workflow… Medical paper which examines the potential of Artificial Intelligence in cardiovascular medicine; it could hugely benefit patient […]

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Can we trust AI not to further embed racial bias and prejudice?

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 […]

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Limiting racial disparities and bias for wearable devices in health science research

Consumer wearables are devices used for tracking activity, sleep, and other health-related outcomes (e.g. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung, Basis, Mio, PulseOn, Who Consumer wearables are devices used for tracking activity, sleep and other health-related outcomes, intended to help people reach their wellness goals. However these wearables are less accurate for people with darker skin tones, […]

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