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Identifying Potential Barriers to and Enablers of Development of Ethical Machine Learning for Health Care

Mildred Cho, PhD
Stanford University
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle fall 2018
Duration 18 Months
Amount $300,607

Machine learning (ML) is increasingly being used by doctors and hospitals to make important health care decisions. ML can harm patients if it is inaccurate or biased. However, ML cannot be evaluated or regulated easily because its algorithms “learn” and are constantly evolving. ML development now involves players that are new to health care and thus may not recognize the ethical issues or pitfalls of ML in medicine. The research team seeks to identify potential barriers to development of safe and ethical ML.