The ITU Focus Group on ‘AI for Health’ (FG-AI4H), created in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has issued a Call for Proposals to identify compelling use cases of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in strengthening health services and overarching health systems.
As more AI-driven applications are being tested and deployed in the digital healthcare space, a call to avoid entrenching existing inequalities between countries grows louder.
The Focus Group on ‘AI for Health’ (FG-AI4H) will analyze proposals resulting from the Focus Group’s first Call for Proposals soliciting AI use cases and associated datasets in the fields of clinical and public health. It will also consider plans for the Focus Group to launch evaluation processes for proposed ‘AI for Health’ use cases.
The ITU-WHO initiative working towards the standardization of a framework for the performance benchmarking of ‘AI for Health’ algorithms has accepted eight new use cases addressing health issues spanning from breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease to autism, vision loss, skin lesions, and venomous snakebites.