The Vector Institute’s Laleh Seyyed-Kalantari on the serious ethical concerns around racial bias in AI models.
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical image diagnostic tools are trained to yield diagnostic labels from medical images. Recently, these tools have demonstrated radiologist-level performance in disease diagnosis, which makes them a clear case for deployment. In training these tools, a common practice is to optimize for and report the performance of the general population. However, when doing so, the state-of-the-art chest X-ray diagnostic tools trained on large public datasets…
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