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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 13 active groups and seven groups starting their activities. More >​

Key current output documents​: 

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Management and contact




Working Groups

Ad-hoc Group