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New alliance Intends to Accelerate Ethical AI Innovation in Healthcare

Microsoft said Thursday that leading health, educational, and research institutions in the United States have formed a partnership targeted at speeding artificial intelligence Innovation and adoption in healthcare.The Brookings Institution, Microsoft, Duke Health, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, Novant Health, Providence, UC San Diego, Plug and Play, and the University of Virginia will collaborate to form the AI3C (Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Coalition).

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform healthcare, according to the founders of the new group, from detecting and treating disease to addressing inequities in treatment, overcoming societal obstacles, expediting research, and lowering physician fatigue.

Showing off new AI technologies, gathering industry-specific data on how AI is utilized, defining best practices for responsible AI deployment, and training students for employment in AI and data science are just a few of the goals.In a press statement announcing the partnership, Ashley Llorens, vice president and managing director of Microsoft Research and Incubations, said, “Meeting the urgent demand for breakthrough health solutions involves different partners working together across industries.”

In addition, the alliance will strive to address major economic and industrial concerns, increase people’s digital skills and employability, modernize the workforce to minimize clinical weariness and improve data access and privacy.Other areas, such as financial services, are benefiting from AI’s revolutionary capacity. In December 2020, another Microsoft-affiliated AI alliance focused on that area, AI3C, was launched. Later this year, it will offer more information on the coalition’s activities and how they are having an impact.

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