AI Health Virtual Seminar: 7 Problems Facing Artificial Intelligence for Health (and what’s being done about them)

September 28, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Event sponsored by:

AI Health
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Center for Computational Thinking
Computer Science
Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)
Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Pratt School of Engineering


Duke AI Health



Presented by: Jonathan McCall, MS, Communications Director, Duke AI Health Shelley Rusincovitch, MMCi, Managing Director, Duke AI Health with host Matthew Elmore, ThD, AI Ethics & Evaluation Specialist, Duke AI Health
Description:  Artificial Intelligence has been promoted as the key to solving key problems in healthcare, but the challenges facing us are complex and sometimes intractable - with potential even to bring harm. In this 1-hour seminar, we'll discuss this landscape at a high level, including a history of unrealistic expectations, overhype that too often permeates this space, serious issues of bias and fairness, and other areas. We'll discuss illustrations and case studies drawn from the current scientific literature, informed by AI Health's longstanding Weekly Roundup of news and publications in AI. We'll also talk about the researchers and approaches that are informing responses to these problems, and the opportunities that exist to actively develop ethical and equitable data science.   This session is free and open to anyone in the world.