The Lancet: Artificial intelligence in global health

13 April, 2019

Below are the citation and selected extracts of an editorial in today's print issue of The Lancet. Full text here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)30814-1/fulltext

CITATION: Editorial| volume 393, issue 10180, p1478, april 13, 2019

Artificial intelligence in global health: a brave new world

The Lancet

Published: April 13, 2019

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30814-1

The Artificial Intelligence in Global Health report, published on April 1, 2019, was funded by the USAID's Center for Innovation and Impact and the Rockefeller Foundation, in close coordination with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The report looks at 27 cases of AI use in health care and distils them into four key groupings—population health, patient and front-line health worker virtual assistants, and physician clinical decision support...

This report outlines an aspirational yet pragmatic framework for better coordination for AI investment between donors, governments, and the private sector, while harnessing a futuristic vision—the digitisation of global health.

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The Artificial Intelligence in Global Health report is freely available here:

https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1864/AI-in-Global-He...

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