If AI is going to be the world’s doctor, it needs better textbooks

Artificial intelligence in healthcare currently reflects the same racial and gender biases as the culture at large. Those prejudices are built into the data.

AI technologies are being used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease by assessing speech. This technology could aid early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. However, it’s evident that the algorithms behind this technology are trained on and for a specific tone of voice, excluding people of colour from the benefits of this technology.