The first WHO report on AI in healthcare is a mixed bag of horror and delight

The World Health Organization today issued its first-ever report on the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The report is 165 pages cover-to-cover and it provides a summary assessment of the current state of AI in healthcare while also laying out several opportunities and challenges. Most of what the report covers boils down to six “guiding principles for [AI’s] design and use.” Per a WHO blog post, these include: Protecting human autonomy Promoting human well-being and safety and the public interest Ensuring transparency, explainability and intelligibility Fostering responsibility and accountability Ensuring inclusiveness and equity Promoting AI that is responsive and…

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