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Focus Group on "Artificial Intelligence for Health"

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The ITU/WHO Focus Group on artificial intelligence for health (FG-AI4H) works in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish a standardized assessment framework for the evaluation of AI-based methods for health, diagnosis, triage or treatment decisions. Participation in the FG-AI4H is free of charge and open to all. The group was established by ITU-T Study Group 16 at its meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-20 July 2018. 

The FG scope and general process are described in a commentary in The Lancet and a white paper. The documentation of all previous meetings can be found on the collaboration site (free ITU account needed; see instructions for help).

In addition to working groups and topic groups, the new FG-AI4H Ad-hoc Group on “Digital Technologies for COVID Health Emergencies” (AHG-DT4HE) reviews the role of AI (and other digital technologies) in combatting COVID-19 throughout an epidemic’s life cycle. Through this case study, we will learn how to best leverage digital technologies to successfully manage future health emergencies.

Terms of reference                             Parent group > ITU-T Study Group 16

Topic Groups:

Topic groups (TGs) investigate use cases within specific health domains with corresponding AI/ML tasks. Currently there are 21 active groups and seven groups starting their activities. More >

Open Code Initiative:

The Open Code Initiative is implementing the digital building blocks (six software packages) that compose the FG-AI4H Assessment Platform. The assessment platform, which can be distinguished from AI “challenge” platforms through its consideration of regulatory guidelines and the needs of other AI for health stakeholders, supports the end-to-end assessment of AI for health algorithms.

More > Terms of reference​ | Wiki site

Key current output documents: 

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Management and contact




Working Groups

Ad-hoc Group