Journal article

A Proposed Framework on Integrating Health Equity and Racial Justice into the Artificial Intelligence Development Lifecycle

Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Elisabeth Lee Scheufele, Michael E Matheny, Yuri Quintana, Wendy W Chapman, Gretchen Jackson, Brett R South

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved | JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has created multiple opportunities to deploy artificial intelligence (AI)-driven tools and applied interventions to understand, mitigate, and manage the pandemic and its consequences. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial/ ethnic minority and socially disadvantaged populations underscores the need to anticipate and address social inequalities and health disparities in AI development and application. Before the pandemic, there was growing optimism about AI’s role in addressing inequities and enhancing personalized care. Unfortunately, ethical and social issues that are encountered in scaling, developing, and applying advanced technologies in health care setti..

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