External Course

Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Norms

DSA ADS Course - 2021

Artificial Intelligence, Democratic Norms, Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Data Privacy

This initiative examines emerging issues in four crucial arenas relating to the integrity and vibrancy of democratic systems:

• Challenges to free expression and the integrity of the media and information space

• Threats to intellectual inquiry 

• Contestation over the principles that govern technology

• Leverage of state-driven capital for political and often corrosive purposes

Key challenges for delivering clinical impact with artificial intelligence

DSA ADS Course - 2021

Machine Learning, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) research in healthcare is accelerating rapidly, with potential applications being demonstrated across various domains of medicine. However, there are currently limited examples of such techniques being successfully deployed into clinical practice. This article explores the main challenges and limitations of AI in healthcare, and considers the steps required to translate these potentially transformative technologies from research to clinical practice.

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How medical AI devices are evaluated: limitations and recommendations from an analysis of FDA approvals

DSA ADS Course - 2021

Machine Learning, Medicine, Medical Devices, FDA, Medical Device Evaluation

April, 2021

A comprehensive overview of medical AI devices approved by the US Food and Drug Administration sheds new
light on limitations of the evaluation process that can mask vulnerabilities of devices when they are deployed on
patients.

Accuracy of Practitioner Estimates of Probability of Diagnosis Before and After Testing

DSA ADS Course - 2021

Applied Probability, Probability Theory, Medical Diagnosis, Medical Testing, Probability of Diagnosis 

Probability theory and accuracy in medical diagnosis. Estimating probability of diagnosis is critical job of front line physicians and many overestimate probabilities ordering unwarranted tests and overtreatment. 

Textbook example of failure of many physicians to accurately compute probability - JAMA study in 2021

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