Artificial intelligence can be a valid answer for low-middle income countries that have difficulty accessing medical treatments.
Artificial intelligence can be a valid answer for low-middle income countries that have difficulty accessing medical treatments. This was stated by a group of rules in an article entitled “Transforming global health with AI” just published in the New England Journal of Medicine mentioned by La Repubblica.
This situation is an estimate that causes up to 8.4 million deaths in terms of productivity loss of 1.6 trillion (thousands of billions) of dollars due to poor funding and a shortage of skilled health workers. Artificial intelligence could revolutionize the situation but there are at least three challenges to face.
The first concern is the reliability and availability of data which in these countries are often scarce and coming from other contexts, therefore not corresponding to the local reality. Then there is the question of the specific training of doctors: in the wrong hands, the authors write, even the best tools can be ineffective or even harmful. Finally, the regulatory management of AI systems, with reference, for example, to informed consent, privacy, ethics, data security. The World Health Organization and other bodies have launched a guiding regulation for the use of AI.
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