The Use of Race in Medical Artificial Intelligence
The proliferated use of medical algorithms in health care has brought about medical innovation and improvements; however, there is a cost to a prevalent use of artificial intelligence in health care—exacerbating racism in the medicine. This Article examines the use of race in medical algorithms. Part II describes the development of medical AI, including its advantages and disadvantages. Part III focuses on how the use of medical algorithms may embed racism into our health care system. Part IV describes the FDA’s current regulations on medical AI. The Article concludes by advocating for legislation and regulations that work to reduce racial bias in medical algorithms.
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