AI ‘can’t fly solo,’ needs humanising context for use in healthcare, data expert emphasises
Dina Katabi, principal investigator for AI and health at the MIT Jameel Clinic, is at the forefront of radio wave and AI-assisted medical device research and development. Dina’s research involves generating health data from passive monitoring devices to track indicators such as respiratory rate and gait for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
As AI becomes more prevalent in healthcare and questions around the accuracy and ethics of data used to train AI models, Dina responds to concerns around the future of AI, saying, "AI left unmanaged by humans is less of a threat to take over the world and more akin to a freezer for which the door has been left open so that everything inside melts." Dina urges for increased adoption of technology, as population-level data will prove invaluable for future research and AI capabilities.