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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).​ Learn more about the FG and how to get involved in the onboarding document​.

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 the​re are 24 groups, three of which are starting their activities. More >​

Work​ing Groups
​Working groups (WGs) consider crosscutting subject matters that affect a specific aspect of an AI health application. 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 g​uidelines and the needs of other AI for health stakeholders, supports the end-to-end assessment of AI for health algorithms.

More > OCI development site | Terms of reference​

Ad-hoc Group on Digital Technologies for COVID Health Emergencies

The 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.

Key current output documents

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Management and contact




Working Groups

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Open Code Initiative (OCI)

Ad-hoc Group