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Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Needs Patient Data: Who “Owns” the Data About You?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in modern medicine to improve diagnostics, therapy selection, and more. These computer algorithms are developed, trained, and tested with our patient medical data. Certainly beyond the healthcare space, many companies—from Facebook to Amazon to your local pub—are using our consumer data. This is data about you, but is it your data? What rights do you have versus the owners of the data? Does medical data used for the benefit of future patients deserve different treatment than consumer data? This lecture explores examples of AI and an evolving view of data ownership and stewardship in medicine.

Adam M. Alessio, PhD
Professor
Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Institute for Quantitative Health Science & Engineering
Michigan State University
Recorded March 24, 2021

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