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Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Discrimination in Research

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool for detecting unfair discrimination — such as on the basis of race or gender — has been created by researchers at Penn State and Columbia University.

Preventing unfair treatment of individuals on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity, for example, has been a long-standing concern of civilized societies. However, detecting such discrimination resulting from decisions, whether by human decision makers or automated AI systems, can be extremely challenging. 

On Saturday, June 1, 95 researchers, academic faculty, informaticians and clinicians from across the country gathered at the University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss applications for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in translational science. Attendees from 45 CTSA Program hubs in 27 states and D.C. convened to discuss the potential applications of AI and ML for translational science and forge new partnerships with the goal of leveraging technological innovations in research. 


Improving health outcomes with a little help from our friends—and artificial intelligence

The National Academy of Medicine has called for physicians to document social isolation in the electronic health record (EHR), because it can affect health outcomes. However, social isolation cannot be entered as coded data in current EHRs but only mentioned in clinical notes, which have historically been unintelligible to computers.

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