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AI presents host of ethical challenges for healthcare

While artificial intelligence has tremendous potential for revolutionizing healthcare delivery, there are many possible pitfalls and ill-intended uses of this powerful technology.

That’s the contention of Georgia Tourassi, director of the Health Data Sciences Institute at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“With the great promise of AI comes an even greater responsibility,” Tourassi testified on Wednesday before a House committee hearing on AI’s societal and ethical implications. “There are many ethical questions when applying AI in medicine.”

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