Episode 5 : Can AI help us take better care of ourselves?

AI has the potential to make certain diagnoses earlier and more accurately than human beings. However, some AI deployments in healthcare could harm us more than help us.

For what concerns mental health care, the use of AI has revealed that there are still “significant gaps” in our ability to apply these models for this purpose. Nonetheless, people are already turning to AI chatbots for mental health support.


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Is B.M.I. a Scam? : The New york Times

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Using artificial intelligence to collect data on children’s eye diseases at the Central Eye Hospital : DIVE

AI Assisted Infant Eye Disease Screening: Early Detection is of Crucial Importance : Huawei

Lawsuits take aim at use of AI tool by health insurance companies to process claims : CBS News

Why AI is the new frontier in the battle to treat the male mental health crisis : The Telegraph

Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment : National Institute of Mental Health

A new frontier in mental health: Technology : US health News

Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Recognizing Mental Disorders : National Library of Medicine

Racial Bias in Health Care Artificial Intelligence : NIHCM Foundation

Experts call for more diversity to combat bias in artificial intelligence : CNN News

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