AI Could Make Healthcare Fairer–By Helping Us Believe What Patients Say

January 22, 2021

(MIT Technology Review) – In the last few years, research has shown that deep learning can match expert-level performance in medical imaging tasks like early cancer detection and eye disease diagnosis. But there’s also cause for caution. Other research has shown that deep learning has a tendency to perpetuate discrimination. With a healthcare system already riddled with disparities, sloppy applications of deep learning could make that worse.